Head Coach Paul Troth came to Missouri Valley College from Huron University in South Dakota in 2002. The eighth head coach in MVC’s history, Coach Troth has 25 years of coaching experience with 19 of those at the collegiate level. In his first year at Missouri Valley, Coach Troth led the Vikings to an 8-2 overall record. American Football Monthly magazine named Coach Troth the 2002 Schutt Sports NAIA Coach of the Year. In 2006, Coach Troth led the Vikings to a 13-1 overall record, a HAAC championship, an NAIA national semifinal playoff game and a final NAIA #3 national ranking. Coach Troth was named HAAC Coach-of-the-Year and American Football Coaches Association Region III Coach-of-the-Year. In 2007, Coach Troth led the Vikings to a 10-3 overall record and another NAIA national semifinal playoff game and a final NAIA #3 national ranking. Coach Troth was named American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Region III Coach-of-the-Year in 2007. Troth gave much of the credit for his award to his staff and their hard work and overall dedication to the MVC program. Coach Troth led the Vikings to the NAIA Championship Series in 2009 and 2011, and won his second HAAC title in 2011. In 2012 the VIkings finished the regular season 10-0, capturing their second-straight HAAC title, and achieved a No. 2 ranking. Coach Troth led MVC to two home playoff wins, and a third appearance in the NAIA Championship Series secmifinal. Following the 2012 season Coach Troth was named the HAAC’s Coach-of-the--Year, and was named the AFCA Region III Coach-of-the-Year. Coach Troth led MVC to a third-straight HAAC title in 2013, along with an NAIA FCS Quarterfinal appearance.
Coach Troth previously coached at Huron University where he won a conferece title in 2000 , and was named the 1999 Dakota Conference Coach-of-the-Year. Coach Troth left Huron University with a 38-18 coaching record, and led the program to three NAIA playoffs which included a trip to the 1998 semifinals, and the 2000 quarterfinals. Coach Troth has developed 29 academic All-Americans, and 14 football All-Americans. Coach Troth holds a bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College and a master’s degree from the University of Memphis. Troth’s previous stops before Huron University include, Lambuth University (Tenn.), University of St. Thomas (Minn.), William Jewell College, and overseas head coaching positions in Amsterdam, Holland, and Paris, France. During that time Coach Troth accumulated coaching earned five conference championships, three playoff appearances, offensive coordinator of the year award, two European championships, and six national championships.
Coach Troth lives in Marshall with his wife, Heather, his daughters, Kelsey, Keegan,and Karson, and his son, Palmer.
Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Coach Monty Roe came to MVC in 2005 as defensive coordinator for the MVC Vikings. Since arriving, the Vikings have been the No. 1 rush defense team in five seasons (2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2013) and two seasons of beind ranked second in rush defense (2007-2008). The Vikings have also led the NAIA in scoring defense twice (2012-2013) and led the NAIA in pass defense once (2011). In addition the Vikings have led the NAIA in total defense once (2013) and were second in total defense in two seasons (2010-2011).
Coach Roe joined the Viking staff after spending five seasons as defensive coordinator at Wayne State College (Neb.). During his time at Wayne State his 2002 defense ranked third in total defense in the Northern Sun Conference, and he had the opportunity to coach seven all-conference players.
Prior to Wayne State, Coach Roe was the defensive coordinator (1998-99) at Dakota State University where his 1998 defensive was ranked fourth nationally in total defense. Coach Roe spent the 1996 & 1997 seasons at the University of Nebraska-Kearney as a graduate assistant coaching the defensive line and outside linebackers, and the 1994 and 1995 seasons at the University of Sioux Falls as linebacker coach.
During his playing career Coach Roe was a three-year letter winner at South Dakota State University where he played middle linebacker and defensive end. Coach Roe transferred to the University of Sioux Falls for his senior season and was named team captain, defensive team MVP, and all-conference honorable mention.
Coach Roe received his bachelorís degree in health and physical education from South Dakota State University in 1994 and his masterís degree in adaptive physical education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1997.
Coach Roe resides in Marshall with his daughters, Elissa, Carlie and Payden.
Offensive Line Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Coach Bryan Hiller joined the Missouri Valley College Viking Football program in 2012 as the offensive line coach after serving the previous five years as the offensive line coach, strength and conditioning coach and recruiting coordinator at Culver-Stockton College Canton, Mo. In his first season in the Vikings Coach Hiller coached three all-conference offensive lineman, Stephon Kelly, Dave Stewart and Rob Barrington. Kelly was also a preseason all-America selection and was a first team all-conference pick that received a tryout with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. While at C-SC, Coach Hiller recruited 12 all conference players and coached 6 all conference offensive linemen. Prior to his time at C-SC, Coach Hiller was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Winona (Minn.) State University from 1998-06. During his tenure at Winona State, he also served as the co-offensive coordinator from 2000-02, assistant offensive coordinator from 2002-06 and successfully recruited 27 all conference players, 9 all-Americans, and coached 20 all conference offensive linemen and 7 all-American offensive linemen. He coached WSU offensive lineman, Nick Urban, who later signed with the Minnesota Vikings, blocked for Kevin Curtin, two time Harlon Hill finalist and WSU all-time leading rusher and coached WSU offensive Lineman, Marcus Greatens, the Glen Galligan Award winner. At Missouri Valley, Hiller has coached one All-American, Zavon Moore in 2015. He also coached Moore and Zach Gibson to first team Heart All-South Division honors. Gibson and Shelton Chism were both named to the 2015 USA College Football NAIA Division All-American Team. Moore was also a second team all-conference selection in 2014 and an honorable mention selection in 2013. Roy Wolfrum was a two-time first team all-conference selection in 2013 and 2014.
Coach Hiller served as a guest coach in the Canadian Football League (C.F.L.) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2006-08 with the offensive line, working with Coach Mike Gibson and Coach Bob Wylie. He also served as an offensive line coach in the Division II/III All American Game in Minneapolis, MN in 2010.
Coach Hiller was a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota under Jim Wacker and Glen Mason from 1996-98. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1996, and masters of education degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 1998. Coach Hiller resides in Marshall with his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Brock.
Blaise Holzer-Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Blaise joined the Missouri Valley football staff in January of 2015 after spending the 2014 at Ohio Dominican University coaching the wide receivers. Blaise coached the wide receiving unit to 2944 total yards and 32 touchdowns in the 2014 season. The team also ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II in completion percentage. Prior to 2014, Blaise spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Grahanna Lincoln (Ohio) High School coaching defensive backs and the defensive line. In 2012, his defensive line finished with 21.5 sacks and 49.5 TFL's. Blaise also served as a graduate assistant at Ohio Dominican from 2008-2010 focusing on coaching the tight ends his final two seasons.
Blaise played college football at Ohio Dominican from 2004-2007, was a four-year letter winner as a wide receiver and helped lead the program to its first conference championship and NAIA Football Championship Series appearance in 2007. He earned his B.S. in sports management in 2007 and earned his MBA from Ohio Dominican in 2010.
Blaise is originally from Indianapolis, Ind., Blaise was a two-way football player at Yorktown (Ind.) High School. He and his wife Shana recently welcomed in their son Fitz, the couple's first child.
Jody Ford-Defensive Backs Coach
Ford starts his first season with the Vikings and brings 20 plus years of coaching experience at the college level. He's been a head coach for 6 of those years and a defensive coordinator for 12. Also, Ford has had a hand in every special team and will continue to do so with Missouri Valley.
A graduate of the University of Central Missouri in 1997 and receiving a master's degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma in 1999, Ford has had coaching stops at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California; Culver-Stockton College, Quincy University in Illinois, Mayville State University in North Dakota, and Central Methodist University.
Jody is the son of Jim and Carol Ford of Frankford, Missouri and he met his wife in junior high school at nearby Bowling Green, Missouri. Ford is a proud cancer survivor and lives with his wife in Columbia, Missouri with their 11 year old twin girls Karley and Kaitlyn.
Jerrod Freidel-Graduate Assistant
Jerrod Freidel joined the Viking football coaching staff prior to the 2015 season. Freidel played outside lineback er at the University of South Dakota from 2008-2013 where he earned a bachelor's degree in general studies.
Freidel is originally from Vermillion, South Dakota, and works on a ranch in Wyoming during the summer months.
Ken Kujawa - Viking Sports Network Director