Bob Trott

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Bob Trott
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator
Team JMU
Conference CAA
Biographical details
Born (1954-03-19) March 19, 1954 (age 63)
Concord, North Carolina
Alma mater North Carolina
Playing career
1973–1975 North Carolina
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1977 North Carolina (GA)
1978–1983 Air Force (assistant)
1984–1988 Arkansas (DB)
1989 Arkansas (DC/DB)
1990 Clemson (DC/DB)
1991–1992 New York Giants (DA)
1993–1995 New England Patriots (DB)
1996–2001 Duke (DC/DB)
2002 Baylor (DC/DB)
2003–2004 ULM (DC/SAF)
2005–2008 Cleveland Browns (DA)
2009 Virginia (LB)
2010–2015 Richmond (DC)
2016– James Madison (DC)
Accomplishments and honors

Bob Trott (born March 19, 1954) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator at the James Madison University, a position he has held since January 2016. Prior to this position he was the defensive coordinator at the University of Richmond.

Early life[edit]

Trott was born in Concord, North Carolina and grew up in Kannapolis.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Trott played at North Carolina under Coach Bill Dooley and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at UNC in 1976. Trott then landed an assistant's position at the Air Force Academy in 1978, working with defensive ends under Bill Parcells. In 1984, Trott took a position at the University of Arkansas as the defensive backs coach for the Razorbacks. Trott was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1989. Trott helped Arkansas win back-to-back Southwest Conference championships in 1988 and '89. [1]

Trott moved on to Clemson in 1990, serving as the Tigers' defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. The Tigers led the NCAA in total defense in 1990. One year later, Trott moved up to the NFL to join Ray Handley's staff with the New York Giants. After two years as a defensive assistant with the Giants, Trott rejoined Parcells in New England as defensive backs coach. In 1996 Trott returned to the college ranks and became the defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Duke. [1]

After five season with the Blue Devils, Trott left Duke to take the same position at Baylor. After only one season in Waco he moved down to the Sun Belt Conference to become the defensive coordinator for Louisiana-Monroe. Trott had a second NFL stint when he was hired as a Cleveland Browns defensive assistant coach on February 26, 2005. Since 2009 Trott has served as a defensive coach with various Virginia universities. This included one year as linebackers coach at UVA, six seasons as the defensive coordinator at Richmond. Richmond in 2015 shared the CAA title and finished 3rd in the nation. Trott's current position is the Defensive coordinator at James Madison University. JMU won the CAA with an undefeated 8-0 record. JMU led the nation in interceptions. JMU finished 14-1 and won the FCS Division I National Championship.

Coaching mentors[edit]

Trott has served on the coaching staffs of eleven college bowl teams and has been a defensive coordinator at seven NCAA Division I universities. Trott has served as a coach or player under renowned head coaches Bill Parcells, Al Groh, Ken Hatfield, Fred Goldsmith and Bill Dooley. [1]


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