March 14, 2013
Former Nevada Union football standout to coach Foothill

Former Nevada Union football player and assistant coach Tim Trokey, who spent 12 years coaching in Alabama, has been named the new Foothill football coach.

Trokey, a Bee All-Metro halfback at Nevada Union in 1990, played receiver and was a kick return specialist as the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.

He was an assistant coach, including stints as offensive and defensive coordinator, for seven seasons at state power Alabama Christian in Montgomery, Ala.

Trokey became a head coach at Montgomery Catholic, where he took a struggling program and turned it into a playoff team in his five seasons at the school. In his last season in 2008, the team finished 8-3, the school's best record since 1994.

He returned to California in 2009 and became an assistant coach at his alma mater. He was a defensive backs coach last season at Del Oro.

Trokey replaces interim coaches Jesse Phillips and Chris Johnson, who took the reins of the team four games into the 2012 season when first-year coach Scott Swartz abruptly resigned to take a job in Utah.

Foothill finished 1-9 last season.

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