OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF
Co-Offensive Coordinator / Offensive LineMatt Moore
Matt Moore begins his second season as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Troy as he continues his second stint with the Trojans. Moore previously coached Troy’s offensive line for one season in 2006.
During his first season back at Troy, Moore helped rebuild an offensive line that ranked 111th prior to his arrival. The Trojans finished the season 38th nationally in sacks allowed and second in the Sun Belt (excluding Georgia Southern, which runs the triple option); Troy allowed just 18 sacks after allowing 23 the previous year.
Additionally, Brandon Burks became just the eight 1,000-yard rusher in program history as he finished the 2015 season with 1,005 yards.
Moore returned to Troy after spending the previous two seasons as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Louisiana Tech.
Neal Brown and Moore teamed up in 2010 and 2011 at Texas Tech to produce one of the nation’s top offenses. In 2010, Texas Tech finished seventh in passing (318.9), 15th in total offense (460.2) and 23rd in scoring (33.1). The following year the Red Raiders ranked seventh in passing (345.4), 13th in total offense (470.6) and 22nd in scoring (33.8).
In 2014, Moore helped lead a drastic improvement at Louisiana Tech during the staff’s second year on the job. The Bulldogs won the Conference USA West Division and earned a trip to the Heart of Dallas Bowl after finishing 4-8 the previous season.
Behind Moore’s offensive line, running back Kenneth Dixon rushed for 1,236 yards and a league-best 21 touchdowns. The Bulldogs finished second in Conference USA with just 16 sacks allowed (down from 30 the previous season) and third in scoring with 37.5 points per game (up from 19.2 the previous season).
Moore went to Louisiana Tech after spending a year at Middle Tennessee where the Blue Raiders posted an 8-4 record and upset ACC Coastal Division champion Georgia Tech.
The Blue Raider offensive line finished the season second in the nation in fewest sacks allowed while Middle Tennessee was 46th nationally in rushing with three different 100-yard rushers. Middle Tennessee topped the 200-yard rushing mark in five of the team’s 12 games while Moore’s unit paved the way for true freshman Jordan Parker to set a school freshman rushing record with 851 yards on the year.
A veteran of the high school and collegiate coaching ranks, Moore joined the Blue Raider staff after serving the previous five seasons as offensive line coach at Texas Tech, including two with Brown as the Red Raiders’ offensive coordinator.
Moore’s offensive lines at Texas Tech led the country in fewest sacks per pass attempt in 2007 and 2008. The Red Raiders allowed a sack once every 54 pass attempts in 2008 behind an offensive line that featured three All-Americans in Rylan Reed, Brandon Carter and Louis Vasquez. His 2007 unit allowed a sack once every 44 attempts.
Texas Tech won the NCAA passing title in 2007 as the Red Raiders averaged 470.3 yards per game through the air, while quarterback Graham Harrell led the nation in passing and won the Sammy Baugh Award as the country’s top quarterback.
Behind Moore’s offensive line, Texas Tech finished with 28 rushing touchdowns in 2008, which was the second-most in school history. The Red Raiders picked up another NCAA passing title that season as Harrell led an offense that accumulated 413.2 yards per game through the air. Harrell went on to win the Unitas Award and was fourth in Heisman voting at season’s end.
Texas Tech averaged over eight wins per season during Moore’s tenure and the Red Raiders played in four bowl games. Texas Tech won three of those bowl games – the 2008 Gator Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl and the 2011 TicketCity Bowl – with the lone loss coming in the Cotton Bowl during its 11-2 season in 2008.
Moore went to Texas Tech with one year of collegiate coaching experience at Troy in 2006. He helped lead the Trojans to an 8-5 record and a New Orleans Bowl victory over Rice.
Moore’s stint on the collegiate level was preceded by successful runs as a coach at the high school level in Georgia and Alabama, where he quickly established himself as a top prep coach. During six seasons as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Hoover (Ala.) High School, Moore helped lead the Buccaneers to three consecutive Class 6A titles and a 77-7 record.
He began his coaching career at Pickens (Ga.) High School in 1996 and spent two seasons there before moving on to Hoover. Moore served as head coach at North Gwinnett (Ga.) High School before joining the staff at Troy.
A native of Canton, Ga., Moore played at Valdosta State, where former Texas Tech and current Washington State head coach Mike Leach was the offensive coordinator. He started 34 games during the 1991-94 seasons at left guard and was a first team All-Gulf South Conference selection as a senior.
Moore received his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State in health and physical education. He is married to the former Kelly Sears of Hickory Flat, Ga., and the couple has three daughters - Tanner, Reece and Sutton.
Quarterbacks / Running Backs
Quarterbacks and Troy University go hand-in-hand and Sean Reagan has had a huge part in the success of Troy’s signal callers for seven years, including the last five as the quarterback coach. Beginning with the 2015 season, Reagan also starting coaching Troy’s running backs.
Reagan has worked with three record-setting quarterbacks during his tenure at Troy in Levi Brown, Brandon Silvers and Corey Robinson.
Under his guidance, Robinson turned in one of the most impressive collegiate careers in NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and Troy history. Robinson left Troy with the school and league records in touchdown passes, attempts, completions and yards in addition to the career record for total offense.
Robinson is one of five players in NCAA history to throw for over 3,000 yards and accumulate over 3,000 yards of total offense in four seasons and he finished his career ninth in FBS history in passing yards. Robinson set the NCAA record for completion percentage (30 attempts) with a 30-for-32 performance against UAB in 2013 for which he was named the Capital One Player of the Week.
In 2014, Brandon Silvers etched his name in the NCAA record book for the highest completion percentage by a freshman in NCAA history. Silvers completed 70.5 percent of his passes to break former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford’s mark of 69.5 percent. Brown is Troy’s single-season record holder for passing yards, completions and passing yards per game.
The Trojans have averaged 286.0 passing yards per game during his four seasons as the quarterback coach. In 2012, Troy threw for over 400 yards four times including a 528-yard outburst against Louisiana-Lafayette and 496-yard performance at Tennessee.
Reagan mentored Deon Anthony into an All-Sun Belt performer (all-purpose) in 2012 as Troy’s backup quarterback. Anthony set the then Troy single-season record (broken by Silvers in 2014) by completing 69.9 percent of his passes (79-of-113) and was named the Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Player of the Week.
In his first season coaching the running backs, Brandon Burks became Troy’s eight 1,000-yard rusher as he finished the season with 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns.
Reagan returned to Troy in 2011 as the full time quarterback coach after one season as a graduate assistant under Neal Brown at Texas Tech.
Reagan previously served on the staff of the Trojans as a graduate assistant in 2008 and 2009 when Brown was the offensive coordinator.
During his time at Texas Tech, Reagan assisted with the breakdown of opponents’ defenses, and was responsible for the scouting report from week-to-week detailing information on the opponents. He was in charge of scout team looks at practice daily, and his gameday duties involved being in the pressbox where he was responsible for fronts, blitz, coverage, and down and distance tendencies.
During his two-year graduate assistant stint at Troy, he was responsible for scouting reports from week-to-week detailing information on the opponents’ defenses. He served as a graduate assistant for two Sun Belt Conference championships, including finishing undefeated in conference play in 2009.
He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Rockdale (Ga.) High School where he served as a volunteer assistant coach in 1998. He then moved to an assistant coach at the varsity level in 1999, where he served as the running backs coach for the 6 AAA Region champions and the offensive coordinator for the ninth grade team. Reagan also served as the running backs coach for the varsity and offensive coordinator for the ninth grade team in 2000; before moving to the wide receivers/defensive backs coach in 2001.
Reagan left Rockdale for a position at Chestatee (Ga.) High School, where he helped in starting the football program at a newly established high school. He served as the varsity running back coach and junior varsity offensive coordinator in 2002, before moving to varsity wide receivers coach and junior varsity offensive coordinator in 2003.
In 2004, Reagan was promoted to offensive coordinator at Chestatee High School, while maintaining his role as wide receivers coach. In 2005, Reagan was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. During that year, the team made the GHSA State AAA playoffs for the first time in the school’s brief four-year existence.
His final stop on the high school circuit came at Monroe (Ga.) Area High School where he served as the offensive coordinator for two years.
Reagan received his bachelor’s degree in physical education/Leadership from North Georgia College and State University in 2008. Reagan is married to the former Elizabeth Ralston from Johns Creek, Ga., and the couple has two children, Heidi (8) and Chloe (6).
Wide ReceiversCornelius Williams
Cornelius Williams, who won four Sun Belt championships and helped lead Troy to three bowl games, begins his second season as an assistant coach at his alma mater coaching the wide receivers.
In his first season at Troy, the offense improved its per-game averages in scoring (6.1) and passing yards (42.0), in passing touchdowns (9), total offensive touchdowns (5), penalty yards per game (-2..2), sacks allowed (-5), red zone scoring (8 percent), first quarter scoring (57) and third quarter scoring (34).
Additionally, Teddy Ruben earned second team All-Sun Belt honors after ranking second in the league in touchdown receptions and third in receiving yards.
The Trojans began to click offensively as the season progressed as they averaged 36.0 points over the final six games of the season with three 40-point games. Troy scored 144 points over a three-game stretch against New Mexico State, Appalachian State and ULM -- the most in a three-game period by a Troy squad since 1993.
Neal Brown, who was an assistant coach at Troy from 2006-09, coached Williams throughout his career at Troy. Williams was a four-year letterman for the Trojans and helped lead Troy to a combined 26-3 Sun Belt Conference record. He finished his Trojan career with 63 receptions for 764 yards and seven touchdowns.
Williams made his return to Troy after spending the previous two seasons as the wide receivers coach on Bill Clark’s staffs at UAB (2014) and Jacksonville State (2013).
UAB averaged 33.2 points and 431.8 yards of total offense in Williams’ lone season coaching the Blazers, both totals were good for fourth in the offense-heavy Conference USA; wide receiver J.J. Nelson was a fifth round selection of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2015 NFL Draft. Williams and the Jacksonville State offense had similar success as the Gamecocks averaged 442.5 yards of total offense and 35.2 points per game, good for second in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Williams helped orchestrate a monumental turnaround at Jacksonville State as the Gamecocks went from a 6-5 team prior to his arrival to advancing to the FCS Quarterfinals. The Gamecocks, who upset No. 6 McNeese State in the second round of the playoffs, finished the season 11-4 and ranked No. 10 in the final The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll. Additionally, wide receiver Josh Barge earned freshman All-America honors following the season.
Prior to Jacksonville State, Williams coached the wide receivers at North Alabama in 2012 and Murray State in 2011. In 2011, Murray State led the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring offense at 37.1 points per game, total offense with 460.9 yards per game and passing offense with 308.6 yards per game.
Williams was an offensive graduate assistant coach at South Alabama in 2010, while Clark ran the South Alabama defense. In his only season with the Jaguars, he was part of a South Alabama offense that finished with a perfect 10-0 record and averaged 439 yards and 41.3 points per game.
A standout at Hoover High School, Williams helped lead the Buccaneers to four consecutive Alabama 6A state championships and a combined 56-3 record. He was named all-state his senior year after setting a school record with 77 receptions for 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and was ranked 16th in The Birmingham News’ Super Seniors.
Williams graduated from Troy University in 2010 with a degree in sport and fitness management. He is married to the former Kiley Miller from Little Rock, Ark., and the couple has one daughter, Ellis (1), one son, Maverick (born January 8, 2016).
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