Experience: 5th Season
Graduated: Montana '09
Matt Troxel enters his fifth season with the Bengals. After coaching the inside wide receivers and special teams in 2012 Troxel assumed the role of the offensive line coach in 2013 and he has since transformed that unit into one of the best in the Big Sky Conference.
The results showed in 2014 when the line allowed only 15 sacks while the offense racked up 6,744 total yards. That mark was a school and Big Sky Conference record. The offensive line kept All-American quarterback Justin Arias upright all season as he was only sacked 15 times. The offense produced 2,567 rushing yards and 4,177 passing yards. Jim Bagley earned second-team all-conference honors.
In 2012 Troxel coached tight end Josh Hill, who was a third-team AP All-American that signed a free agent contract to play with the New Orleans Saints. Hill is now slated to start at tight end for the Saints in 2015.
In 2011, Hill caught the second-most passes on the team with 48 while earning honorable mention all-conference. A year later Hill caught 70 passes for 630 yards and five touchdowns and received second-team all-league accolades. For Hill's career he caught 143 passes for 1,270 yards and nine touchdowns.
He comes to Idaho State after serving as the graduate assistant coach at the University of Idaho since 2009.
During his time at Idaho he worked with the wide receivers in 2009 and the offensive line in 2010. He was in charge of coordinating the scout team defense, breaking all opponents’ film and putting together the offensive scouting report. Troxel was a part of the 8-5 Idaho team that won the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl. The 2009 team finished ninth in total offense nationally.
Prior to coming to Idaho, Troxel was a student-assistant at Montana in 2008 where he assisted the wide receivers and coordinated the scout team defense.
Troxel played collegiate football at Montana from 2004-07 where his team was the 2004 1-AA National Runner-Up, 2004 Big Sky Champion. Montana won the Big Sky championship all four years he played at Montana. In 2006 the Grizzlies advanced the 2006 FCS semi-finals.
Troxel was a three-year letterman as a wide receiver, kick returner, punt returner and a holder. He was awarded the Naseby Rhinehart Scholar-Athlete Award in the fall of 2007. Troxel played for Bobby Hauck, now the head coach at UNLV.
Troxel and his wife Katie have one daughter, Emerson.
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