Troy Campbell is in his first season with the Tiger Basketball program as an assistant coach. The addition of Campbell to head coach Brian Ross' staff was announced in July 2019.
Campbell comes from Jonesboro where he spent eight seasons as a high school assistant and junior high head coach.
"We are thrilled to add another coach to our staff who has been a part of an NCAA Division I program as well as a championship-level high school program," Ross said. "Coach Campbell will be a real asset to our program."
In three seasons as head coach of MacArthur Junior High, Campbell's squads won two conference championships. Most recently, his team won both the 2019 NEA conference regular season and conference tournament, finishing with a 22-2 record. From 2016-19, Campbell compiled an overall record of 55-12 (.820 winning percentage).
From 2011-2019, Campbell also assisted with the Jonesboro High School varsity team, helping the Hurricanes win three state titles (2014, 2017, and 2018) in six championship game appearances. Campbell also helped the Hurricanes won five straight conference titles from 2011-16. In 2017, Jonesboro went 32-0, finished with a No. 1 ranking in the state and No. 5 in the nation, per MaxPreps.
This won't be the first time Campbell has worked for an Arkansas Preps Coach of the Year; he worked under Wes Swift, who received the honor in 2017, as well as MaxPreps National Coach of the Year while at Jonesboro.
Prior to coaching at the junior high and high school levels, Campbell served as a student assistant for Arkansas State men's basketball (2008-10) and video coordinator for the women's program (2010-11). Campbell played a role in film breakdowns, travel logistics and other manager duties while working under Final Four coach John Brady with the men's program. On coach Brian Boyer's staff, one of the most recognizable names and faces in the Sun Belt Conference and women’s college basketball, Campbell oversaw video/film scouting, academics and supervised managers.
Campbell, 33, graduated from Sheridan High School in 2004. In 2008, he received a Bachelor of Science in Education in Exercise Science from Arkansas State University. Campbell also earned his Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State in 2015. He is the EAST facilitator at Pulaski Heights Middle School.
Campbell has been married to Mary since 2011. They have two children, Marlee (4) and Tyson (3).