AZ SAINTS STAFF
(And a host of USA Football certified, Assistant Coaches & staff not listed)
The core of our success, the shining character of the AZ Saints is our dedicated volunteer coaches. AZ Saints coaches have a variety of backgrounds including NFL and college experience, but most importantly, our coaches have years of experience, proven skill and are selected on their ability to instruct these athletes to enhance their awareness of the game, skill on the field and of course SAFETY IS FIRST. Through the art of sports, AZ Saints coaches help youth find ways to have fun, compete, learn, develop, work hard and be challenged.
AZ Saints coaches are all volunteers, providing their skill and knowledge because of their love of the game and the positive learning environment we provide for the kids. Background checks are conducted on all of our coaches to ensure our young athletes are coached within a safe environment. The parents, players, and board evaluate each coach at the conclusion of the season to ensure adequate communication and maintain a high standard in our coaching ranks.
Org Leader/13U Football Head Coach
Troy Campbell has been with the AZ Saints since the very beginning in 2007. As an Assistant Head Coach alongside the AZ Saints original founder Larry Thomas for several years, he became the Head Coach of the Pee Wee team in 2010. Troy served as the President when Mr. Thomas stepped down in 2010 and continues as the Head Coach of the 13U team.
Troy Campbell is a born and raised Phoenician and has always been passionate about giving back to the youth in our community. As a graduate of Washington High School, Troy was a 3-year letterman in football earning an All-State Honorable Mention in his senior year. After a short stint at Glendale Community College playing Running Back, he earned a scholarship to Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he converted to Linebacker and started two consecutive years. Troy graduated with a BA in Business Administration and finished his collegiate football career as a Blue Sky All American Honorable Mention Linebacker and he still holds the record for the longest interception returned for a touchdown of 99 yards.
Troy and his wife, who serves as the AZ Saints Business Manager, have a son who currently plays for the team and a daughter (future AZ Saints cheerleader). Troy was a Program Director of the Youth Education and Workforce program for 13 years. Currently, contractually developing educational and workforce program models for various organizations in the valley.