Paul Troth Owner/Quarterback Trainer
HOW ELITE 11 FRATERNITY HELPED MOLD PAUL TROTH'S FOOTBALL CAREER
Paul Troth has been involved with football as a quarterback and coach for 20+ years. A three-time all-state, all-county, and all-conference selection at Vance High School in Charlotte, Paul compiled 6,929 passing yards and 79 scoring strikes during his prep career, which, at the time, served as Mecklenburg County's record, and ranked as the sixth-highest passing total in state history. Paul also participated in the 2nd annual "Elite 11" quarterback camp as a senior in high school,which has now turned into the premiere quarterback competition for high school quarterbacks. It was at that camp that Paul was introduced to the first of many great quarterback instructors, including Bob Johnson, whom has worked with over 100 Division I quarterbacks.
Paul was a three-year letterwinner at East Carolina University, beginning in his freshman campaign as the understudy to former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard. Under the tutelage of Head Coach Steve Logan, Troth took over the starting job as a true sophomore and turned in ECU's ninth-best single-season passing yard total in history after completing 177-of-359 passes for 2,315 yards and 15 touchdowns in 12 games. During the course of the year, he reached 300-yard, three-TD milestone on two occasions, throwing for 339 yards (25-of-46) against University of South Florida and 369 yards (22-of-33) at Houston. Troth ranked among the top 60 quarterbacks in the nation by averaging 14.8 completions per game and stood 76th in total offense with 175.4 yards-per-game average.
Following his collegiate career, Troth was fortunate enough to have a brief stint in the NFL participating in the Houston Texans 2005 Mini-Camp, as well as signing a professional contract with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.
Paul began his coaching career as the Offensive Graduate Assistant at East Carolina on then-Head Coach Skip Holtz's staff for two seasons. He was directly responsible for assisting Quarterback Coach and Offensive Coordinator Todd Fitch. During his time at East Carolina, the Pirates made two bowl appearances and compiled a record of 18-11, while winning the 2007 Hawaii Bowl against the #24 ranked Boise State Broncos. Troth served an active role in the mentoring of East Carolina's players as he coached the defensive scout teams, as well as monitored the daily academic progress of the entire ECU program. Notable players during Troth's tenure include current All-Pro running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, Dwayne Harris of the Dallas Cowboys, and Super Bowl champion, Defensive End CJ Wilson of the Green Bay Packers.
In 2008, Paul obtained his first full-time position as the Wide Receivers Coach for FCS Campbell University. During his time with the Camels, he was a part of an offense that, in 2009, led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in rushing at 189.73 yards a contest. Campbell's 2,087 yards rushing were 1,355 yards more than the team had accumulated the previous season. Upon completion of the season, four members of Campbell's offense were named All-League and Troth's top receiver, Harrison Jordan, earned All-League Recognition.
In 2010, Paul decided to enter into the high school ranks where he obtained a position at Harnett Central High School as the program's offensive coordinator. Under his direction, the Trojan attack rushed for over 1500 yards and passed for over 2500 yards. North Carolina State Signee/Quarterback Brian Taylor would rewrite the record books while leading the Trojans to a state playoff birth for a record fifth straight season. The following season, 1st-year quarterback Blake Ware set the school's records for passing yards in a single season and earned a scholarship to play football at nearby Shaw University.
In 2012, Paul's coaching career landed him in Northern Virginia. From 2012 - 2016 Troth was the offensive coordinator at Dominion High School. During his tenure with the Titans the school increased their win total each year and reaching the Regional Finals in 2016. In 2017 he began coaching at John Champe. Since that time he has coached two quarterbacks that have gone on to the collegiate ranks. (Zack Jackson, Towson / Patrick Bryan, ECU). Other notable QBs that have gone on to play at the next level include Mitch Griffis (Wake Forest), Billy Wiles (Clemson/Southern Miss), Tae Naylor (Fairmont State), Daniel Smith (Villanova), and Justin Allen (Elon).
Since March 2013, Paul has been on the Student Sports Elite 11 coaching staff to help coach the Elite 11 Quarterbacks in the Mid-Atlantic region. Elite 11 is the premiere Quarterback camp in the country; led by the most elite coaches in the country, including Superbowl Champion Quarterback Trent Dilfer and renowned QB coach George Whitfield. With their help, Troth has been able to stay on the cutting edge of QB instruction through detailed breakdown of the quarterback position. With their extensive knowledge in the physiological breakdown of the position, as well as the cerebral components, Troth has gained tremendous knowledge on how to properly instruct quarterbacks.
Through the Elite 11, Troth has been fortunate to coach notable College and Pro Quarterbacks and be a resource on their QB Journey. Deshaun Watson, Carson Wentz, Dwayne Haskns, Trace McSorely, Jake Fromm and Will Grier are just a few of the Quarterbacks that Troth has been fortunate to work with.
Troth completed his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Liberty University in 2005 and completed his master's work in sports management from East Carolina University in 2007.
Troth, 35, married his college sweetheart,Teresa Dodd, 30, of Centreville, VA, in December of 2004. The couple have four children: 3 daughters (Ella Grace, 7, Aubrey Ann, 5, and Lila Jean, 4 and a son Timothy who is 1.