Coach Hollis is
entering his twentieth year coaching the Trojans. His first two
years were as an assistant and he has been the head coach since then. His first
three years he served as the varsity defensive coordinator, including his
first year as head coach in 1999. He took over the offensive duties
in 2000. Since then the team has averaged 26.9 points per game.
Coach Hollis coaches running backs, quarterbacks, and receivers on
offense. He also coaches defensive backs. He has coached the
offensive and defensive lines.
Prior to coming to E/B, Coach Hollis volunteered at Peoria Richwoods
for four years. During that time his duties included coaching
receivers, defensive backs, and both offensive and defensive lines for the
freshmen and sophomore teams. While at Richwoods Coach Hollis had
the opportunity to learn from Hall of Fame Coaches Rod Butler, Bob Easter
and Doug Simper.
Coach Hollis played high school football for Naperville Central High
School in Naperville, Illinois. He played defensive end and
offensive guard for the Redskins.
Assistant Coach - Mike Dutton
The dean of the Trojans' coaching staff, Coach Dutton has
been a part of the E/B program since 1991. He coaches the offensive and
defensive lines (and always will).
Prior to coming to E/B, Coach Dutton coached the Morton and Brimfield
JFL teams. He also worked as a football official (and is still
Coach Dutton played high school football at Illinois Valley Central High
School in Chillicothe. He played on the offensive and defensive lines for the
Assistant Coach - Brad Crisco
Coach Crisco joined the Trojans' staff in 2002. He
serves as one of the varsity defensive coordinators. Coach Crisco
coaches the running backs, quarterbacks, receivers and linebackers.
Coach Crisco came to E/B from Biggsville-Union H.S., where he was the
head coach for two years. Prior to that he served under Hall-of-Fame
coach Galen Noard at Biggsville.
Coach Crisco played high school football at Galva High School. He
played college football at Monmouth College. He was a defensive back
for the Fighting Scots.
Assistant Coach - Mike Walker
Coach Walker returned to the sidelines for the Trojans in
2015 after a brief hiatus during which time he served as a varsity football
official. Coach Walker coaches the offensive and defensive lines.
He also handles defensive play calling duties during varsity games.
Coach Walker played on the offensive and defensive lines for Peoria
High School (Central). He played under legendary Hall of Fame coach
Larry Lavery while playing for the Lions.
Assistant Coach, Head JV Coach - Brandon Butler
Coach Butler returned to the Trojans football program for
the 2013 season. He coaches running backs and defensive backs.
Coach Butler played for the Trojans as a defensive back and running
back from 2000-2003. He was a member of the first Prairieland
Conference Championship team in 2003 and the program's first playoff team
Assistant Coach - Kevin Faulkner
Coach Faulkner comes to the program with many years of
coaching experience. He played high school football at Lincolnway High
School. Coach Faulkner played split end and defensive back.