Troy grew up in Kingman, Arizona until his freshmen year and then moved to Tooele, Utah where he graduated in 1986. He then attended Ricks College (BYU-Idaho) where he completed his Associates Degree. He went on to earn his Bachelors Degree from Brigham Young University majoring in History Education.
Troy has been a successful coach and educator at Alta High and Copper Hills High School in the Jordan / Canyons School District. He continued his career at Duchesne High School as an educator and coach for basketball, baseball, and assisted with the football program. He completed his Master’s Degree in 2001 from Utah State University in Secondary Education and to begin his Administrative Certification. He moved to South Summit High School and served as an educator and head boys basketball coach from 2001-2007. Upon completion of his Administrative Endorsement in 2006, he was offered the position of Vice Principal/Athletic Director which he held until last year. During his time in that position, Troy served seven years on the Region 14 Athletic Board, and served as its Director from 2010 - 2013. He also served a two-year term on the Utah State Athletic Directors Executive Committee as well as a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Utah High School Athletic Association. While serving in that capacity, he was involved with the sportsmanship committee, officials committee, and media/public relations committee. In his last year he served as the 2A Chair.