Darrel got his start in the telecom industry in the 1990s as a cabling engineer, and his career evolved as quickly as the technology. By the 2000s Darrel was working as a telecom project manager, then as a consultant, to the biggest tech names in Europe. He joins TEECOM EMEA with more than 25 years of experience in the structured cabling and data center industries.
Darrel spends his weekends with his wife and kids, cycling, playing football, swimming, or doing Taekwondo in and around their home town of Alton, west of London. Occasionally they head out for a “treat day” to one of the theme parks in the region. Last year the family made a special trip to Lapland, where they went on a sleigh ride, saw reindeer, did ice fishing, and met Santa Claus (the real one, of course).
Darrel has one foot in telecommunications and the other on the football pitch. His love of football finds its most active expression in rooting for Tottenham Hotspur, the top team in London at the moment. The Scobie’s have family season tickets, and they were there at the moment Tottenham beat Real Madrid — a European footballing heavyweight. “The moment of victory was deafening,” says Darrel, with about 90,000 people cheering at the top of their lungs.
Playing It Forward
Coaching kids’ teams gives Darrel the opportunity to spend even more time with a football. He got into coaching initially when his son and daughter started mini football at an early age. He’s now a fully licensed F.A. coach and leads a team of 13 nine-year-old’s. This year the team made it to a cup final but were narrowly beaten. “It’s about enjoying the game,” says Darrel.