Troy Sutton returned to Ohio State in May, 2008, as a strength assistant for the Buckeyes, working with director of football performance Eric Lichter to design and implement the year-round strength and conditioning program for OSU football.
Sutton was a strength and conditioning assistant at Ohio State from 2005-07, working with men's and women's track and field, men's and women's lacrosse and men's swimming. From February-April, 2008, he was at Arizona State as an assistant strength coach working with football and track before returning to his alma mater.
Sutton received his bachelor's degree in sport and leisure studies from Ohio State in 2004 and earned a master's degree in health and human services from Ohio University in 2005. He played a year of football at Tiffin before transferring to Ohio State, where he spent one year with the football team before starting work as an intern (2001-04) in the strength and conditioning program.
A Columbus native and graduate of Beechcroft High School, Sutton, who is single, is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has additional certification from USA Weightlifting as a club coach.