At Thayer, Derek was a second team all-conference baseball player, an honorable mention all-state selection at the tight end position, and played on the basketball team.
Off the field, Derek was active in FBLA, FCCLA, SADD, Beta, and the Spanish Club at his school.
"We are very excited for Derek to join our program here at Missouri Valley," said MVC Head Coach Bill Browett. "We have high expectations for him and know that he will be an asset to MVC!"
The MVC baseball team is coached by Bill Browett who returned to his alma mater in 2010, and will be entering his third season leading the program.
Derek is the son of Mike Krieg and Kerry Krieg Kelly of Thayer, Mo.