Daryn is entering his thirteenth year as a Marlow Outlaw and has taught for 24 years, overall. He graduated from Rush Springs HS, in 1990, and from USAO, in 1996, with a BA in History. Daryn currently teaches 8th grade US History and is an assistant coach (defensive tackles and tight ends) for the Marlow HS football team . In the spring of 2020, he returned as head coach of the JH baseball program. He also serves as the head groundskeeper for the football and baseball fields. He is married to Angie (McConnell) and she is a former 6th grade teacher at MMS. She is currently employed as an accountant at the National Rural Water Association Headquarters, in Duncan. They have one daughter and one son: Blair (a 2018 MHS graduate) is currently a junior at Oklahoma State University, studying to become a physician’s assistant, and Bradyn is in eighth grade at Marlow MS. They are members of the Rush Springs Church of Christ.
Education is extremely important to Daryn and his family. His brother, Bryan, is the Marlow HS principal and Bryan’s wife, Karin, teaches HS math for the Outlaws. Daryn's other brother, Arlyn, directs the Marlow HS art program and his sister, Marisa (White) teaches MS & HS English at Tipton (OK). His parents (Larry and Annys Brantley) were career educators and are retired with over 70+ combined years of public school teaching experience in Harlan County, KY and in SW OK.
His previous teaching/coaching experience has been: Bray-Doyle (1996-1998), Dibble (1998-2000) and Rush Springs (2000-2008). Daryn was a Region 5 Board Member of the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association and served as the OFBCA President, in 2009-2010. He has been a Region 5 Board Member, for the Oklahoma Coaches Association, and served as President of the OCA in 2016-2017. Daryn is a member of the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association and the Oklahoma Coaches Association.