Troy Hatton is in his third season as the strength and conditioning coordinator for New Mexico football. Hatton came to UNM after six seasons with the University of Illinois strength and conditioning program, including 2005-08 as the top assistant with the Illini football team.
Hatton started at Illinois in 2002, handling strength and conditioning for wrestling, men's tennis, men's golf, men's gymnastics and men's and women's track and field.
The Illinois men's tennis team won the 2003 NCAA championship while wrestling captured the Big Ten title in 2005.
Hatton was a teacher and wrestling coach at Mahomet (Ill.) High School in 1998 before taking on the same duties at Hoopeston (Ill.) HS from 1999-2002.
Hatton, 36 (Dec. 7, 1974), is a native of Danville, Ill., where he was an all-state wrestler at Danville High.
Hatton was a four-year wrestling letterman at Illinois, graduating in 1998 with a degree in kinesiology. He has a 5-year-old son, Caden.