Barrett Trotter takes over Bayside Academy football program

Daphne, AL – Former Auburn quarterback Barrett Trotter has been named the third head football coach of the Bayside Academy Admirals.  

Trotter spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Birmingham’s Briarwood Christian School. He coached quarterbacks and helped with tight ends and wide receivers during his stint at his alma mater.  Before joining Matthew Forester’s Briarwood staff, he served as an offensive analyst at Auburn University where he analyzed and graded player performance, broke down practice and game film, and studied defensive film of upcoming opponents.  Prior to joining the Tigers staff, Trotter spent the 2017 season as an Offensive Assistant with the North Carolina Tarheels, where he assisted in game planning, film evaluation, scouting opponent defenses, helping develop offensive schemes and game strategies, while working primarily with receivers.

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From 2013 to 2016 he served as a scout and offensive assistant for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams where he was responsible for breaking down film, self scouting the offense, leading the scout team defense and assisting with the Rams quarterbacks.  Prior to joining the Rams staff he was a graduate assistant at Arkansas State.  

“More than anything we were looking for a man who would buy into our culture and love and develop the young men in our football program,” Bayside Academy Headmaster Scott Phillips said in a release. “Everyone who engaged in our search knew football, but coach Trotter stood out in regard to his passion and integrity.”

Following a standout prep career at Briarwood Christian, Trotter served as backup quarterback to Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton at Auburn.  In 2011 He was elevated to starting quarterback, leading the Tigers to an 8-5 record and a win in the Chic-fil-a Bowl over the University of Virginia.  During his time on The Plains he was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll four consecutive years, was named a National Football Foundation Hampton Scholar and was selected as a team captain his senior season. 

“I am extremely grateful to the Bayside community and the administration for this opportunity to be your head coach,” Trotter said in an email to the Bayside family. “Our program will produce a championship culture that the student body and community can be proud of, both on and off the field. I look forward to building relationships with this team and developing men of high character committed to excellence.”

Trotter takes over for former Bayside head coach Phil Lazenby who lead the Admirals to a combined 115-72 record including a 69-37 mark in region play, 13 postseason appearances and a region title in 2011.  
The Admirals, who made the jump from Class 3A to 4A prior to the start of last season, closed out 2022 at 6-5.