March 19, 1954 |
Concord, North Carolina
|Alma mater||North Carolina|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1976–1977||North Carolina (GA)|
|1978–1983||Air Force (assistant)|
|1991–1992||New York Giants (DA)|
|1993–1995||New England Patriots (DB)|
|2005–2008||Cleveland Browns (DA)|
|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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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.