Troy began his playing days in Northern Virginia at age 5. Upon moving to Georgia in 1998, Troy joined the Wills Park Hammerheads travel team for 2 years, before spending the next 5 years playing for East Cobb winning the Perfect Game Junior World Series in 2003. While attending Milton High School, Troy was a 4 year letter-man. He was chosen as The Georgia Dugout Club Player of the Week as a freshman, hitting 6 home runs in 1 week. He was also selected to the All County-All Star Team 3 consecutive years. In the 2004 state playoffs, Troy contributed to the Eagles winning the State Championship title with 5 complete game wins. He finished his high school career with a record of 24 wins, 5 losses, 6 saves, with 251 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 2.19. Troy was one of Prospect Plus Baseball America’s Top 10 Round Draft Potential Picks From Georgia. He was the #2 ranked pitcher in the state of Georgia and #17 ranked in the country for 2005. After graduation, Troy continued playing at the collegiate level with the Auburn Tigers. However, his career was cut short due to a shoulder injury in 2006. Today, Troy is passing his knowledge on as a pitching/hitting instructor as well as coaching his own 12U travel team, the Gwinnett Yankees.