Troy slugger Joey Denison (Aaron Fitt)


Fall Report: Troy

Fall Report

TROY, Ala. — After spending 13 years as Bobby Pierce’s assistant at Troy, Mark Smartt made a seamless transition to the head coaching job last year. He says he made a few mistakes and learned from them in his first year in charge, but by and large it was a successful first year, as the Trojans went 32-26 overall and finished tied for third in the Sun Belt at 17-13.

Smartt was fortunate to be able to lean upon a pair of reliable veterans atop the rotation last year in Grant Bennett and Lucas Brown, who each logged[…]


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