Chris Truax
Chris  Truax

Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line


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Truax enters his eighth season on the 'Jacks' coaching staff and his seventh coaching the Lumberjack offensive line. He also takes over as the Lumberjack offensive coordinator for the 2013 season. Truax will be in charge of an offense that returns senior quarterback Brady Attaway. The Whitehouse, Texas native sparked an offense that led the nation in passing through the 2012 regular season, and finished second overall. The Lumberjacks also finished second in total offense last season.

Truax's lines constantly rank among the nation's leaders in pass protection despite the quarterbacks being at, or near the top, in pass attempts. The 'Jacks have been ranked in the top 20 in pass protection each of the past four seasons, and among the nation's top 10 in three of the past four years. The 'Jacks led the nation in pass protection in 2011 despite attempting nearly 550 passes.

Truax has coached 19 All-SLC athletes, including three first-team selections. Among these, Truax has had five All-America honorees, including John Steel who closed out his career by earning honorable mention All-America honors last season. In addition to the individual honors, former linemen Brock Pasteur, and 2011 All-American George Bias, signed NFL free agent contracts. Both Pasteur and Bias signed with the Tennessee Titans.

The 2010 campaign marked the second consecutive season that SFA led the nation in passing offense. The offensive line protected quarterback Jeremy Moses who was a unanimous All-America selection, and the school's first-ever Walter Payton Award winner.

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 18-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. The Cowboys 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. Truax also coached three future NFL players, four All-Americans, six All-SLC picks and three Academic All-Americans during his time in Lake Charles.

Truax graduated with his bachelor's degree from LSU in 1992. He and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of Lexie, the late Harold Christopher and daughter, Tatum (3).


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