Troy Whitt joined the Florida Atlantic University softball program in the fall of 2016 after coaching at the high school and travel ball levels since 2009. Whitt brings years of experience in the sport along with a personal touch.
A native of Grayson, Kentucky, Whitt earned a baseball scholarship to St. Pete Junior College; where he also played basketball for a season. After his junior college days, Whitt earned a baseball scholarship to the University of South Florida where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Upon leaving college, Whitt worked as an insurance salesman for four years before starting his own insurance agency in 1993. He helped grow his business into a Top-5 insurance agency in the U.S. for Medicare Insurance from 1996-2004.
From 2009-2014, Whitt coached Team North Florida in the 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18 Gold travel and summer league divisions. He led his teams to multiple Top-10 finishes in various tournaments; including first place finishes at the NSA Florida State Championship in 2009 and NSA Florida Winter Nationals in 2010. In six years coaching the teams, he developed 50 Division I softball scholarship players; 14 of which have played in the WCWS. Whitt coached the Trinity Catholic High School softball team from 2013-14 as well.
His community service experience also will prove valuable to the FAU program and Boca Raton community. From 1998-2004, he served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County; participating in various charity events over the years. He also has been a motivational speaker since 1998. His daughter, Lauren, is a first baseman for the Owls.