Darrell and his wife Anita met at Lubbock Christian Junior College and after graduating in 1969, married and then graduated from Harding University in 1971. They have three children and four grandchildren. Darrell was the head coach for the men's basketball and track and cross country teams during his tenure, winning 11 national track and cross country championships. He was voted national coach of the year six times and in 2001 was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. He has been at Lubbock Christian University for 38 years and now enjoys full-time teaching.