Toby Trotter was recently hired to start his first year as Defensive Coordinator at Hendrix College.
He has just finished a four-year tenure at Highland Park and coming off back-to-back UIL 5A Division I State Championships in 2016 and 2017.
Under Trotter, the secondary has been a strong suit of the HP "Dark Alley Boys" defense that made crucial play after play during HP's championship season in 2016. This same secondary made one of the most memorable stops in one of the greatest state championship games of all time in 2017.
In four years, Trotter has developed players that are currently at West Point, Virginia, Texas, Harvard and Southern Methodist University.
Prior to coming to Highland Park, Trotter spent five years at Southwestern Oklahoma State as secondary coach and recruiting coordinator.
The secondary under Trotter became a leader in most statistical categories in conference play over five years.
Along with the team achievements, Trotter recruited and developed First Team Division II All-American Clarence Laster and Great American Conference First-Team All-Conference corner Marvin Tribble, along with LSC North All-Conference players, First-Team All-Conference safety Jonathan Darby and Second-Team All-Conference cornerback Marvin Tribble.
Trotter coached previously at Southern Nazarene University and Louisiana College, where he served as an assistant on both sides of the football.
At SNU, he served as defensive secondary coach and recruiting coordinator from 2001 to 2003.
During that time, SNU's defenses annually finished among the National Association of Intercollegiate Association's top 15.
At Louisiana College, Trotter, under coach Marty Secord and coaching with Hendrix football coach, Buck Buchanan helped put together the Wildcats first intercollegiate football team in 2000.
He also served as a player representative for Sosnick Cobbe Sports Agency, where he handled more than two dozen professional baseball clients.
He assisted players in the signing of contracts that resulted in negotiated bonuses well over $7 million.
Among his clients were first rounders and current Major League Baseball stars Jay Bruce, Cliff Pennington and other major leaguers, such as Zach Britton, Cy Young award-winner Corey Kluber and Jesse Chavez.
Trotter also served as the Texas Christian University football Chaplain, while in the Fort Worth area in 2007 and 2008.
Trotter, a graduate of Westmoore High School, obtained a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a masters degree in sports management from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
He and his wife, Cari, have three children, Cade (12), Ainsley (10) and Shelby Kate (7) and live in Conway.