Darius Thompson is the Offensive line coach at Rise Football. Football  
has been a huge part of his life since he was 12 years old. As a  
native of Tacoma he played youth football for the Al Davies Cougars  
and High School Football for Lincoln High School. After high school,  
Darius attended Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana  
where he played collegiate football. He has been coaching with RISE  
Football Academy 4 years and has coached 13 years of youth football.

He loves coaching young men and teaching them life lessons through the  
game of football. His coaching style focuses on the fundamentals of  
blocking techniques and tackling because that is the basis for  
developing a successful team and player. He truly believes that the  
lessons football has taught him have helped him succeed in all areas  
of his life.

He has been married to his wife Zowa for 1 ½ years.