Derrick McPhearson is an alumni of DeMatha Catholic High School where he excelled in both football and baseball as a student-athlete. Collectively between football and baseball, Derrick received over 50 D-1 scholarships to play, which was only the beginning of his career.
Initially, McPhearson planned to play football at University of Florida, but changed his mind and decided to commit to University of Illinois where his loyalty to Ron Zook and Mike Locksley was shown. McPhearson never stopped living out his love for baseball. During the winter of 2009, Derrick was presented with an opportunity to explore his baseball dreams and signed a pro contract with the Milwaukee Brewers of the Major League Baseball (MLB) where he played for 3 years as an outfielder. At that time, McPhearson was said to be the fastest man in the MLB running a 6.31 seconds in the 60-yard sprint.
With a desire to complete his degree, McPhearson decided to attend Bowie State University to exhaust his football eligibility. Following Bowie State he pursued professional football and was invited to attend multiple NFL private workouts with the NY Giants, Indianapolis Colts, and Buffalo Bills.
Although professional football did not workout, McPhearson never stopped chasing his passion and began serving his community as a Firefighter,& tactical athlete, for Baltimore County Fire Department. With a background in kinesiology and extensive expertise as an EMT, McPhearson and his dual experience along with his athleticism made him a valuable asset to his engine crew upon arrival as he was first in nozzleman for 3 4-alarm fires.
MACFIT(Make A Change) Performance was birthed in 2012, from his passion to serve others combined with his love for sports. With over 24 years of training experience at high-level performance, McPhearson used his skillset to create and master the ultimate training program that is effective for all athletes across a variety of sports and positions.
By applying his philosophy in a proprietary way during training, his unique dual-elite athletic experience from a “static explosive” sport such as baseball, comprised with a “constant explosive” sport as football. ALL sports have different energy requirements. MACFIT PERFORMANCE nurtures cellular demand, and muscle twitch performance levels. We believe the best athletes are PREPARED for it all with training in a sport-specific manner that WILL MAKE YOU BETTER.
McPhearson is currently a standing Board Member of B.U.B.A(Baltimore Urban Baseball Association) aimed to help inner city baseball players develop I baseball and in life.