Truax enters his sixth season on the 'Jacks' coaching staff and his fifth coaching the Lumberjack offensive line. Truax also serves as the Lumberjacks recruiting coordinator.
In only four seasons, Truax's athletes have hauled in numerous awards. Truax has coached 13 All-SLC athletes, including first-team pick George Bias last season. Two of those athletes proved to be two of the more durable linemen in school history. Senior Karl Glimp closed out his career having never missed a start in his four years on campus. He was a first-team All-SLC selection, and an honorable mention All-America. Classmate Max Holmes transferred to SFA for his final two years of eligibility also never missing a start in his career.
Over the course of the past two seasons, the offensive front has proven itself as one of the most dominant lines in the country. The Lumberjacks have finished each of the past two seasons ranked among the top 20 in sacks allowed despite averaging 600 pass attempts per year during that stretch.
The 2010 campaign marked the second consecutive season that SFA has led the nation in passing offense. The offensive line protected quarterback Jeremy Moses who was a unanimous All-America selection last season, and the school's first-ever Walter Payton Award winner.
Former linemen Brock Pasteur and Taylor Cobb earned all-conference honors during their junior and senior seasons. Pasteur signed a free agent contract with NFL's Tennessee Titans following the `07 season. Pasteur is one of two SFA linemen who have received an opportunity at the next level since Truax took over as SFA's offensive line coach.
The level of talent has been on a steep climb since Truax took over as recruiting coordinator. Following the 2007 season, SFA had only six players who received all-conference recognition, all receiving honorable mention consideration. The 2008 season saw nine all-conference selections which included the SLC Newcomer of the Year, two sophomores, two transfers and a freshman. Following the 'Jacks' 2009 conference title run, SFA sported a league-best 20 All-SLC selection which included the conference player, newcomer and defensive player of the year, seven players who were sophomores or younger and two transfers. The 2010 season was no different as the 'Jacks led the league with 21 players earning all-conference honors, including nine first-team selections. SFA also received the league's player, offensive player and defensive player of the year awards.
Truax made his way to SFA after spending four seasons at Northwestern State serving as the associate head coach and co-offensive coordinator. During his time in Natchitoches, Truax helped produce one of the more potent offenses in the SLC. In 2004, the Demons finished second in the league averaging more than 33 points per game, more than 400 yards of total offense per contest and won a share of the SLC title.
A 16-year college coaching veteran, Truax has left a paper trail of success as a coach. He helped McNeese State reach the 1997 Division I-AA National Championship game. McNeese State compiled a 48-17 (.738) record with two SLC titles, a trip to the 1997 NCAA FCS National Championship game and a 1995 FCS semifinal appearance while Truax was on staff. At McNeese State, Truax coached three future NFL players, four All-Americans, six All-SLC picks and three Academic All-Americans.
Truax graduated with his bachelor's degree from LSU in 1992. He and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of Lexie (13), the late Harold Christopher, and infant daughter Tatum (10 months).