Multiple Teams · Troy City Schools Selects New Head Football Coach


Troy City Schools is pleased to announce that Dan Gress has been selected to be the next Head Football Coach for the Trojans pending Troy Board of Education approval at their April meeting.  Gress will be the 30th Head Football Coach for Troy High School.

Gress was a football standout at Northmont High School and earned a Division I scholarship to Kent State University where he was a 4-year varsity letterman as a linebacker.  Upon his graduation from Kent State, he served as a freshman football coach at Northmont and a teaching assistant for the Miami County ESC.

For the past 4 years, Gress has been on the varsity football staff at Troy and an Intervention Specialist at Van Cleve, Troy’s 6th grade building.  This past fall, Gress was inducted into Northmont’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Athletic Director David Palmer said, “We are very excited to have Dan as our next head football coach at Troy High School.  His level of preparation, enthusiasm and planning for this position made him the right fit for our football program.”

“We know that Dan is passionate about building relationships with all students and will have a positive impact on our school community.  He understands and values the importance of being an excellent teacher and coach.” said David Dilbone, principal at Troy High School.

Gress replaces Matt Burgbacher who was the Head Football Coach for the past four seasons.   Burgbacher resigned in early February to be the Head Football Coach at Tippecanoe High School.