Troy Rothenbuhler, who spent the 2018 season with the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League (NFL), was chosen as Eastern Kentucky University’s tight ends coach, Head Coach Mark Elder announced today.

Rothenbuhler spent last season working with the quarterbacks in a quality control position at Arizona.  Prior to that, he spent six seasons (2011-17) as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Findlay. 

In 2017 he helped UF advance to the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in program history.  During that season, Findlay was the only NCAA team to average 250 or more yards rushing and passing per game.  UF ranked sixth in the nation in scoring (44.5 ppg), third in total offense (515.5 ypg), third in third down conversion percentage (52.4) and fifth in time of possession (34:26).

“Coach Rothenbuhler is a very successful coach who has coached on a wide variety of levels,” said Elder.  He has coached on both sides of the football, including several positions on the offensive side.  Troy has been a very successful coordinator and has experience in the NFL.  He’ll be a great addition to our staff from a schematic standpoint and will aid tremendously in player development.  I’m very excited about what he brings to the table.”

As the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio Northern University for two seasons (2009-10), Rothenbuhler helped the team reach the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division II playoffs.

From 2004 to 2008, Rothenbuhler served in a variety of roles at Bowling Green State University, including assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator.  During his time with the Falcons, he coached wide receivers, tight ends and defensive ends.  BGSU played in three bowl games during that time.

Rothenbuhler has also coached at Heidelberg College, Arkansas State University and Ohio State University.  He earned a bachelor’s of science in mathematical sciences from Ohio State in 1995.

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