Former starting Pirate quarterback Paul Troth rejoined the East Carolina program when he accepted a position as offensive graduate/staff assistant coach on Skip Holtz' staff June 1, 2006.
Troth was a three-year letterwinner at ECU, beginning with his true freshman campaign in 2001 under former head coach Steve Logan before transferring to NCAA Division I-AA member Liberty prior to the 2004 season. After experiencing limited playing time as David Garrard's top understudy during his rookie year, Troth took over the starting job in 2002 as a sophomore and turned in ECU's ninth-best single-season passing yard total in history after completing 177-of-359 passes for 2,315 yards and 15 scores in 12 games. During the course of the year, he reached the 300-yard, three-TD milestone on two occasions - throwing for 339 yards (25-of-46) against USF on Oct. 19 before tallying 369 (22-of-33) yards at Houston on Nov. 9 - which rank 14th and sixth, respectively, on East Carolina's all-time single-game passing yards list. Troth ranked among the top 60 signal-callers in the nation by averaging 14.8 completions per game and stood 76th in total offense with a 175.4 yards-per-game average.
After passing for 380 yards in just six games as a reserve in 2003 under first-year head coach John Thompson, Troth opted to close out his collegiate career at Liberty the following season where he threw for 694 yards as a part-time starter for the Flames in 2004.
A three-time all-state, all-county and all-conference selection at Vance High School in Charlotte, Troth compiled 6,929 passing yards and 79 scoring strikes during his prep career, which at the time served as Mecklenburg County records and ranked as the sixth-highest passing total in state history.
Troth, who earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Liberty in 2005, is married to the former Teresa Dodd of Centreville, Va.