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Youngstown schools name Cathey transportation director

Veteran bus driver is a 1977 graduate of The Rayen School.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown City School District has named Derrick R. Cathey to lead the transportation department.

Cathey, a veteran district bus driver, is a 1977 graduate of The Rayen School and has been with YCSD since 1991.  

Over the years, Cathey has served as mentor to many of the students who rode his bus. He has also volunteered in the community for nearly 30 years as coach for youth football and basketball.

Cathey is also active in his church, Community Church of God, serving as a youth leader, head usher, trustee and Sunday school teacher.

He’s also been active and vocal for the students as well as employees in the transportation department. He has served on the executive board of the union and as a shop steward.

Cathey is a husband, a father of five and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He’s also an ex-Golden Glove boxer and was a boxer while serving in the military.