- Inducted in 2006 (CBC Builders 1980)
Ed Derks was born in Oshawa in 1961 and attended Henry Street High School and the University of Waterloo.
Ed’s playing career in lacrosse consists of 9 years in the Whitby Minor Association (1968-76) and 6 years in Whitby Junior A (1977-82). He is a 2-time Minto Cup Finalist and a Minto Cup Champion in 1980. In his final two years of Junior A, Ed was team Captain.
A knee injury in a pre-season game with the Brooklin Redmen ended his playing career and the beginning of his coaching career.
As a head coach in box lacrosse, his accomplishments include:
- Tyke A Provincial Champions in 2000
- Bantam A Provincial Finalists in 2002
- Midget A Provincial Champions at the 2004 summer games
As a field lacrosse coach, Ed guided his teams to these successes:
- Novice B Provincial Championship in 1997
- Novice A Provincial Finalist in 1998
- Peewee B Provincial Championship in 1999
- Peewee A Provincial Championship in 2000
- Bantam B Provincial Championship in 2001
- Bantam A Provincial Championship in 2002
- Midget A Provincial Finalist in 2004.
Ed also acted as the technical director for Whitby minor lacrosse in 2002-2003.