Faculty

Trinity High School is blessed with a diverse and exemplary faculty and staff, dedicated to superior education in a supportive environment. More than nine out of every 10 teachers hold a Master’s degree or beyond. Five hold a doctoral degree. There are nine counselors on staff, with more than one for every grade, and two college guidance counselors. There is low faculty turnover, yielding a stable and experienced staff. More than 50 members of Trinity’s faculty and staff have given 10 or more years of service to Catholic education at Trinity.


David Aberli

Phone: 502.736.2157

Mr. David Aberli '75 has spent more than 30 years of service as a member of the Trinity faculty and more than 35 years overall as a teacher in the Archdiocese of Louisville. His current assignment is an administrative one. Mr. Aberli has served as Trinity's Director of Students since 2001. In this role, he oversees all discipline, attendance, health and safety issues for the school. Mr. Aberli is a member of Trinity's Theology Department and also works with freshmen in the Freshman Success course.

Mr. Aberli spent 17 years as "Coach Aberli," working with the Shamrock basketball and baseball squads. From 1991 until 2001, he served as Trinity's varsity head basketball coach. He still remains active with athletics serving as color commentary with Mr. Wayne Kraus '85 on THS basketball radio broadcasts.

A 1975 graduate of Trinity High School, Mr. Aberli earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville in 1980 and began teaching at Trinity in the fall of that year. He earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership at Spalding University. He considers role models like Fr. Kevin Caster and Fr. Tom Duerr very influential in his decision to become a teacher. "They gave so much to me and all of the students under their care during my high school years. It motivated me to get involved and give something back!" His senior year in high school he was Trinity's Student Council president.

Mr. Aberli was named Trinity's Honor Alumnus for 2012.

Mr. Aberli grew up in Butchertown, attending St. Joseph's Parish. He and his wife Cindy have two children, Katie and Andrew. The Aberlis attend Mass at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Awards and designations

Kentucky State AAU 15-Under champions (1986); East-West Junior All-Stars Coach (1995); Shamrock "Shooting for the Stars" Basketball Clinic coach with Mr. John Kahl '69 (1995-present); Ed Nolan Service Award (2003); Rev. Thomas Duerr Teacher of the Year Award (2005); Trinity Presidential Achievement Award (2011); Trinity Honor Alumnus Award (2012); more than 30 years of service in Catholic education.


Mark Amick

Phone: 502.736.8290

As a member of the graduating class of 1997, Mr. Mark Amick is proud and excited to teach at his alma mater. Upon receiving his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2002, Mark remained in Lexington for several years. After a stint in the lab at Lexmark International working on the chemical synthesis of toner, Mark heard his true calling when he began teaching chemistry at Lexington Catholic High School in 2004. He taught there for three years and at KCD for one year before enthusiastically accepting a position at Trinity. Mark finished his MAT from Bellarmine University in 2012. He teaches AP, Advanced, and Academic level chemistry at Trinity.

In addition to teaching, Mark is the Academic Team moderator and varsity Quick Recall coach, Dante House Director, and works with the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society. His interests outside the classroom include spending time with his family and friends, exercising, reading, listening to and playing music, increasing recycling at Trinity, and cheering on the Rocks, UK Wildcats, and Reds.

Mark has two sons, Liam and Grady, who attend St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. He is active in the Cub Scout pack there and the school community.

 


James Backes

Phone: 502.736.8229
Mr. Backes earned his undergraduate degree in History from Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) and participated in the cross country and track and field teams. After college, Mr. Backes worked for a year at Glenstal Abbey Boarding School in Limerick, Ireland before earning a Master’s in Education through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE Program).
 
Mr. Backes spent four years teaching on the Gulf Coast in the social studies department at Resurrection Catholic School in Pascagoula, Mississippi before joining the Trinity staff in the fall of 2016.

John Baldwin

Phone: 502.736.8296

John graduated from Trinity High School in 1987. In the years that followed he received his B.A. and M.A.T. degrees from the University of Louisville. During the last 15 years he has taught Mathematics in the public, private, and Catholic school systems. John is a member of the NCTM and continues his quest for better student-teacher communication in Mathematics courses.

After school, John developed an interest in martial arts. He has studied Aikido, Judo, Chi Na and Wing Chun Kung Fu. Before coming to Trinity John spent 14 years assisting and teaching Wing Chun at the Kentucky School for the Blind.

John mentors the Japanese club with co-mentor Mike Holman of Yamamoto engineering.

 

Awards and designations

Activity Moderator of the Year (2010); Thomas Sheeran Teacher of the Year (2016)


Bob Beatty

Phone: 502.736.2171

Bob Beatty came to Trinity in 2000 from Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Missouri, where he was head football coach for three years.

Under Coach Beatty's regime, the Trinity Shamrocks have been to the State Championship 13 times, winning the state title in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. His 2011 squad finished atop several national rankings.

Coach Beatty has won an impressive 85 percent of the games in which he has coached. His coaching career also includes a national championship at the collegiate level.

He and his wife Jayne have been married since 1980 and have two children, Jennifer and David '05.

In addition to coaching at Trinity, Mr. Beatty teaches health and physical education.

Coach Beatty earned a B.S. in education from Missouri Southern State College in 1978. Since 1978 he has coached at the following institutions:

  • HEAD FOOTBALL COACH/TEACHER, TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL, LOUISVILLE KY., 2000-PRESENT
  • HEAD FOOTBALL COACH/TEACHER, BLUE SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL, BLUE SPRINGS, MO. 1997-2000
  • OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/TEACHER, BLUE SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL, BLUE SPRINGS, MO. 1986-1997
  • OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/TEACHER, WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE, LIBERTY, MO.1981-86
  • ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH/TEACHER, CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL, CLINTON, MO. 1978-80
Awards and designations

Head Coach of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (2013)


Jeffrey Becker

Phone: 502.736.8204

Mr. Becker is a native Louisvillian. He attended grade school at St. Pius X, and is a member of the Trinity High School Class of 1990. He continued his education at Jefferson Community College (Associate's Degree), Eastern Kentucky University (Bachelor's Degree) and the University of Louisville (Master of Arts in Teaching).

Mr. Becker was the Head Freshman Baseball Coach for 15 seasons (his 2001 team went 28-0), and an Assistant Coach for the Varsity program. He teaches AP Human Geography and Civics. Mr. Becker and his wife Deanna were married in May 2000 and they have two daughters: Katelyn and Addyson. The Beckers are members of St. Gabriel the Archangel.

 

Awards and designations

Undefeated as freshman baseball coach (28-0) in 2000.


Jim Beckham

Phone: 502.736.2100

Jim Beckham is a 1986 graduate of Trinity High School. Jim returned to Trinity in 2016 as Vice President for Development with the Trinity High School Foundation. His duties include oversight and coordination of all development activities in order to achieve the foundation’s financial commitment toward advancing the mission of Trinity High School.

Jim received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Kentucky and a master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville. He has worked for several non-profit organizations over the years and has experience in annual and major giving, donor relations, alumni relations, special events, and planned giving.

Jim and his wife Jenny have three daughters: Aly, Caroline and Emma. They are members of St. Gabriel Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Presenter for “Sales Role Playing” at Public Radio Development and Marketing Conference (1999); Presenter for “Overcoming Objections” at Public Radio Development and Marketing Conference (2001); Presenter at Association of Donor Relations Professionals’ Conference (2010); William J. Rothwell Colleague Award in Development, University of Louisville (2014); Leadership Louisville class of 2017.


Sharon Bohannon

Phone: 502.736.2167

After serving for many years as Freshman Counselor for Academic and Honors level students, Sharon Bohannon was appointed as one of Trinity's two college counselors in 2008. She has devoted more than 30 years to Catholic education at Trinity. The first 20 years were spent in the classroom teaching Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Advanced Biology, Religion and Community Service, and she has since worked in the area of personal and academic counseling. Along with Fr. Ron Domhoff H'98 and Joe Bryant '75, she initiated the ever popular ROCKIN' night for freshmen.

She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Purdue University, a Master's Degree in Natural Science and a Master's in Counseling from U of L. She has been involved in the retreat program for the past 20 years. Sharon has three children, Christy, who works for the federal government in oil safety, and twins Matt and Jeff, 2001 graduates of THS and UK grads. Matt and Jeff both reside in Florida. Sharon's husband Joe is a microbiologist. "This is a family that enjoys science."

Sharon has many interests which fill her time now that her children are grown. She volunteers, is an avid gardener and loves to read. Her newest interest is woodturning. She turns primarily bowls, both large and small. And of course she travels to New Orleans, one of her favorite cities, as often as possible.

She was named an Honoray Alumna of Trinity in 2010.

Awards and designations

Outstanding Religious Educator of the Year Award for the Archdiocese of Louisville (1999); Holy Spirit Catholic Church Parish Council president (1995-2000); Volunteer of the Year for the Home of the Innocents (2005); Indiana University Southeast Exceptional Educator Award; co-chair of the annual Rockin' event for freshmen; past mentor, Dante House; SPAVA Board Member (2000-04); Safe Environment Board Member (2005); Student Assistance coordinator at Trinity for eight years; Kentucky Center for the Arts volunteer for eight years; Holy Spirit School Board; board member for the Louisville Area Woodturners; Hometown Hero for WLKY Channel 32 (2006).


Emily Boyle

Phone: 502.736.2191

Emily, a Louisville native, graduated from Mercy Academy in 2005. She received a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Centre College in 2009. She then went on to earn her M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Louisville, where she received the Outstanding Student in School Counseling Award.

Emily served as Trinity’s Counseling Department Intern in 2012, and rejoined the department as the Academic and Honors Freshman Counselor in 2016. She is a Flannan House Mentor and Co-Moderator of the National Honor Society. Additionally, she works with T-PASS Advising, a study hall program for academically at-risk students.

Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, Emily served as the Coordinator of The Learning Center at St. Francis School, where she managed learning accommodation plans and provided academic interventions for students.

Awards and designations

Outstanding Student in School Counseling Award (2012); member of American School Counselors Association.


William Bradford

Mr. Bradford began directing at Trinity in January 1972. He taught English and Humanities at Trinity High School until 1979. He has been teaching acting, theatre history, and musical theatre at the Youth Performing Arts School. He has performed on Stage in Summer Stock, doing commercial voice-over work, and directing in and out of state.

Mr. Bradford completed masters work in theatre research and directed at the University of Notre Dame and was a member of Actors Theatre of Louisville. He then began his teaching career. He has directed more than 100 productions including Caligula; Portrait of Madonna; Aria Da Capo, Charley's Aunt (producer/designer); Little Mary Sunshine; The Roar of the Greasepaint; The Smell of the Crowd, The Lion in Winter, A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To The Forum, The Male Animal (Producer), Bye Bye Birdie, The Merchant of Venice (adapted with J. Bohr), Godspell, Child's Play, The Fantastics, Anything Goes, Life with Father, Mac and Mabel, Wait Until Dark, P. and S. I Love You (a musical review) Guys and Dolls, The Crucible, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Down in the Valley, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Fiddler on the Roof, Medea, Of Mice and Men, 1776, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mr. Roberts, The Mikado, Once Upon a Mattress, Anything Goes, Dark of the Moon, Royal Hunt of the Sun, Shenandoah, Stalag 17, Electra and Orestes (part 1), HMS Pinafore, Tom Jones, Pippin, Oliver!, My Three Angels, Damn Yankees, Annie, Androcles and the Lion, Of Thee I Sing, To Kill a Mockingbird, Welcome to the Monkey House, Minnie's Boys, A Company of wayward Saints, Little Mary Sunshine, The Gondolier, Black Elk Speaks, Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen, The Day they Kidnapped the Pope, Grease, Babes in Arms, The Lark, The Pirates of Penzance, Royal Gambit, Four by Four-by Four, The Boor, The Lottery, Aria Da Capo, The Wild Flowering of Chastity, Man of LaMancha, Red Noses, My Fair Lady, Sugar, Medea (new adaptation,) Three One Acts, The Valliant, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Picnic on the Battlefield, Fiorello!, The Odd Couple, There Is No Beauty In The Flower, This Property in Condemned, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Suddenly Last Summer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Strike Up the Band, Oedipus Tyrannus, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Sherlock Holmes, Mack and Mabel, The Talk Show Murders, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, Crazy For You, Sweet Charity, At Trinity- Three One Act Plays, Into the Woods, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Brigadoon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Robert and Elizabeth, The Impossible Years, Carousel, A Night of One Acts, and Bat Boy.

In 2004, Mr. Bradford was named a distinguished graduate of Bellarmine University. In 2003 he was named an honorary alumnus of Trinity High School.


Jennifer Browning

Phone: 502.736.8276

Jennifer Browning is a Florida native. She is married to a '73 Trinity grad, Rick. They have two children. Meghan and Sean '08. Mrs. Browning graduated from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina where she received her Bachelor of Science. She returned to Florida and worked as a math and science teacher in Catholic schools for 18 years, including two years as an assistant principal. Her husband was transferred to Louisville in 2000, where she continued teaching and earned a Masters of Education from the University of Louisville.

Jennifer taught two years at St. Martha before coming to Trinity High School in 2002. During her time at Trinity she has served on various committees and led the Pep Club for three years. She also served as the co-chair for the 2006 School Improvement Team. Additionally, she has served on the board for the NE Florida Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair, led various workshops for beginning teachers, presented at regional and national educators' conferences, and served in various capacities and committees in her schools and parishes.

In 2006, Mrs. Browning was named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School. In 2008, she was named Dean of Studies for the Academic and Traditional Programs. Mrs. Browning's educational philosophy has been to prepare her students to educate themselves for the rest of their lives. She loves Trinity's spirit and tradition, and she hopes to share her enthusiasm for learning with the men of Trinity for years to come.

Awards and designations

Aegon Teacher Award (2002); Trinity Co-Moderator of the Year Award for Pep Club (2004); co-presenter, Ohio Catholic Educators Association (2005) and National Catholic Educators Association (2006).


Joseph Bryant

Phone: 502.736.2182

Mr. Joe Bryant is a 1975 graduate of Trinity and returned to his alma mater in 1980 as a faculty member. His current assignments include teaching freshman Health/ Phys Ed, Basic First Aid, and Conditioning and Team Sports. He is co-chair of the Health/PE department, coordinator of the Trinity Intramural Program and moderator of intramural basketball. Mr. Bryant has also worked over 20 senior retreats as well as a good number of sophomore and junior retreats.

He previously coached football for 11 years and has received the Nolan Service Award, the Honor Alumnus Award, and Moderator of the Year award. He was also co-founder of the freshman Rockin' program. Mr. Bryant completed his undergraduate work at Hanover College and completed his graduate work at the University of Louisville.

Awards and designations

Nolan Service Award (1999); Honor Alumnus Award (2000); Moderator of the Year (2003)


Michael Budniak

Phone: 502.736.8202

Mr. Michael Budniak graduated Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Biology 1988. He earned his Masters Degree in Teaching from the University of Louisville 1995.He started teaching at Trinity in the fall of 1997 after two years at J.C.P.S.  With multiple excursions to various points of the globe, Mr. Budniak has had a good number of experiences that have influenced how he views the world. He spent a full semester at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Sea Semester Program, with three months aboard one of their sailing research vessels in the Atlantic prior to graduation in 1987. He took a two week coral reef ecology study trip to San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, summer 1988. In the summer of 1995, he spent two weeks exploring the Amazon rainforest in Peru, with one week living with the Yagua natives along the Napo River. Starting in the summer of 1999, he organized and led yearly student tours across the world, including Egypt, Belize, Australia/New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, England and Paris. Most recently he has concentrated on community service projects and service learning trips within the US and Central America. 

Mr. Budniak has been in charge of the Ski and Snowboard Club since 2003, sponsoring weekly winter coach bus trips to Paoli and he will continue to provide service and travel opportunities for students as long as there is interest and folks to go. His hobbies include the martial arts, computer gaming, scuba diving, home remodeling, snowboarding, American Ninja Warrior and especially Sci-Fi and fantasy. Remember for future reference: "Everything in the universe revolves around Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Monty Python's Flying Circus!" His survival quote for life: "You can never have too much of four things in this lifetime: Duct tape, coaxial cable, silicon and toilet paper!"

Awards and designations

Sea Education Association Semester Program alumnus and representative (1988-present); volunteer coordinator, Advanced Program seniors/Greenhill Hippotherapy Clinic (2003-2009); coordinator for AP Biology surgery program (2003-2010); international student travel coordinator (1999-present); Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2006), Sheeran Teacher of the Year Award (2009); named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School (2011); Presidential Award (2015); Ed Nolan Service Award (2016).


Sandra Camerucci

Phone: 502.736.2156

Ms. Camerucci holds an associate degree (secretarial/word processing) from Sullivan College, a BGS from Indiana University Southeast with a major in General Studies and a minor in Mathematics, and an Accounting Certificate from UofL. She came to Trinity in 1992 from the Catholic School Office to work in the Studies Office and has worked in the are of School Advancement since 1993.

In the summer of 2007 she moved to Flaget Hall to work full time with the Trinity High School Foundation. She manages and maintains the information in the Alumni/Donor database, which includes managing charitable giving records.

Awards and designations

Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2013); Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2016)


Chad Carpenter

Phone: 502.736.8298

Chad Carpenter came to Trinity in 2014 as an assistant with the Shamrock Football Program. He began teaching in the math department at Trinity in 2015 after teaching Algebra at Saint Agnes School.

Mr. Carpenter received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Taylor University in 1997. In 2011 he earned his Master's degree in Athletic Administration from Concordia University. He and his wife, Jennifer, were married in 1998 and have a son named Graham.


Jackie Carrico

Phone: 502.736.2112

My husband Michael and I have been happily married for more than 45 years. Michael is retired from Ford and now works part-time at J. Shepherd Smoke Shop. We have three children: Brandon, Kyle '97 and Jenna.

In my spare time, I am an actress and singer in community and semi-professional theatre productions in Kentucky and Indiana. My other interests include golf and bowling. My most favorite thing to do is spend time with my family, especially at our cabin located on Rough River Lake.

I came to Trinity in 1995 and work in the Academic Services Center. I am also a mentor for Gonzaga House.


Conor Carroll

Phone: 502.736.8255

Conor Carroll is an alumnus of Trinity High School, Class of 2009. He attended Bellarmine University and received degrees in Theology and Psychology. For the 2013-14 school year, he was a part-time faculty member at Our Lady of Providence High School and taught Catholic Social Teaching and World Religions to seniors. During this time, Conor also began pursuing his Master of Arts in Theology degree at Saint Meinrad and is currently continuing this step in his education.

At Trinity, he teaches sophomore religion for the Traditional and Academic levels, is a mentor for Romero House, and is the Moderator of the Drum Line. He fills his free time with anything that has to do with music.


Sr. Kathy Cash

Phone: 502.736.2113

Sr. Kathy Cash, a Sister of St. Benedict from Ferdinand, Indiana, has taught mathematics for more than 10 years in a variety of settings.

Since coming to Trinity in 2008, she has been involved with the school's liturgy band, freshman soccer team, faculty senate, Trinity's Seton House and the Future Business Leaders of America.

In 2016, Sr. Kathy received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville. She enjoys reading, studying geography, and talking about mathematics and mathematics education.



Awards and designations

Professional Memberships: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; National Association for Gifted Children; American Educational Research Association; Awards: NAGC In-progress Research Competition, 3rd Place; Trinity High School Moderator of the Year Award 2014-15; University of Louisville Outstanding Masters Student Award 2012


Larry Castagno

Phone: 502.736.2145

Larry Castagno is a 1978 graduate of Trinity High School. In 2014 he was hired as Director of Finance and Administration and a member of the Senior Management Team. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a CPA. He worked in public accounting for a regional accounting firm, then moved on to Humana Inc. He has spent more than 20 years as CFO for a regional printing company in Louisville before accepting his position at Trinity.

Larry is married to Patti and together they have two children, Anna and Jack. He is an active member of St. Albert the Great Church.


Michael Chancellor

Phone: 502.736.8209

Mr. Mike Chancellor is an alumnus of Trinity High School from the Class of 1975. He is a graduate of Bellarmine with a mathematics and secondary education degree. His master's degree in education is from the University of Louisville. Mr. Chancellor returned to Trinity to begin his teaching career in the fall of 1980. He currently teaches juniors and seniors in the Traditional level, and is also very involved with the intramural programs. He is co-director for the basketball intramurals and is the official scoreboard operator for home football games. He is also the coach of the newest KHSAA sport of Bass Fishing. During his free time, he enjoys fishing, cooking and growing his tomatoes. He is married to the former Denise Scanlan and has two sons, Michael (Class of '06) and Stephen (Class of '12)

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (1996); Jefferson County Baseball Coach of the Year (2002); selected to the Kentuckiana Baseball Umpires Association Hall of Fame (1998); coached St. Albert the Great School fourth-grade boys' baseball undefeated city champions (2004); coached St. Albert the Great School fifth- and sixth-grade "B" baseball team to league and city championship (2005); coached St. Albert the Great seventh- and eighth-grade track, golf and baseball teams to city championships (2008); coached St. Albert seventh- and eighth-grade baseball city champions (2010).


Joseph Chittissery Mathai

Phone: 502.736.8226

Mr. Joseph Chittissery Mathai (Mr. CM.) completed his undergraduate degree in physics at Loyola College, University of Madras, India, in 1982, and earned his master's degree in physics from Annamalai University. He also completed his bachelor's degree in education.

He began his teaching career immediately at Little Flower School, a Catholic school in India where he completed 10 years of teaching physics and electronics to juniors and seniors. He conducted many science exhibitions and was the science head and the moderator of the green house.

After that he worked at Al Nahda International Schools, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for 11 years. He taught Advanced Level physics for the Edexcel Board London and was the coordinator of the physics department when he left the school to migrate to the U.S. with whole family.

He lives with his wife, Elsa, who is a nurse at Norton Hospital. He has four children, three sons and one daughter. All his sons are Trinity alumni. His first son Joel, is in final year dental school, his second son Elvis, is in final year medicine school, his third son Elton, is a sophomore at UofL and his daughter Divya is a freshman at Sacred Heart Academy.

Mr. CM enjoys designing and fabricating new gadgets. In his free time he likes playing cricket, ping pong and tennis with his boys. He also likes to fly with the Microsoft flight simulator.

At Trinity he has been teaching Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors physics after he joined the school in August 2006. He is the moderator of five clubs: The Cricket Club, Ping Pong Club, ACE Mentoring Club, Electronics club and the Tim's Flying club. He is happy to be with Trinity.

 


Mary-Lloyd Clay

Phone: 502.736.8264

Mary-Lloyd Vance Clay (Missy) has been teaching since 1977. With a Master's in Education, she taught English/Journalism for 11 years at Bullitt Central High School. In 1988 she left teaching to raise her son full-time. In 1997, Ms. Clay decided to resume her teaching profession and joined the Trinity Family. In addition to teaching English, she is the coach for the Future Problem Solvers, sponsored by the Governor's Cup Competition, and director of Becket House.

"I love Trinity. I say that not only as a teacher, but also as a parent. My son Steven is a 2006 Trinity graduate and currently attends University of Kentucky's Law School. Trinity is an excellent school in which to teach and an excellent school from which to receive an education."

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2003-06).


Jay Cobb

Phone: 502.736.8219

Mr. Cobb came to Trinity in 2014. He teaches Social Studies and serves as defensive coordinator for the Shamrocks football team.

Mr. Cobb has a Rank 1 in Educational Leadership, a Masters in Secondary Education and Bachelors in Political Science. He is married to Sara Mitchell Cobb, and they have two sons and two grandchildren.


Carol Comstock

Phone: 502.736.8239

Carol Comstock is a 1982 graduate from Holy Rosary Academy. She continued her education at the University of Louisville where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and is presently working on a Master's through the University of Dayton. Trinity has been her home since 2008.

Carol has two grown children, Sam and Abi as well as two grandchildren, Shawn and Scotty. She has had the opportunity to travel, living in Virginia, South Carolina, Hawaii, Illinois, Florida and Japan. Kentucky is home once again since 2005.

Awards and designations

Gene Eckert Service Award (2014)


Andrew Coverdale

Phone: 502.736.8238

Andrew Coverdale is grateful to be able to serve the Lord through the educating and encouraging of young men in a remarkable environment like Trinity High School. He began teaching in 1995, landing at Trinity from 1999, and again beginning in 2006. He teaches AP European history, AP World history, having also taught Civics and U.S. history previously.

Additionally, he is a mentor for Becket House, serves in the Retreat Program, and as assistant varsity football coach.

Mr. Coverdale earned his Bachelor's Degree from Louisiana State University in 1993. A father of three, he and his wife Milli live in the West End of Louisville.

Awards and designations

Named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School (2007)


Carlos Cuenca

Phone: 502.736.8237

Mr. Carlos Cuenca, a native of Ecuador, has been teaching at Trinity since 2013. During this time he has taught Spanish I and II in the Spanish department. He is also one of the mentors for the Becket House.

Before coming to Trinity, Mr. Cuenca worked 10 years for Jefferson County Public Schools in the ESL department, and was also a Spanish Translator for various schools throughout the county. He has taught private Spanish tutoring lessons for many years and has been a private piano instructor since 1990.

Mr. Cuenca is also a concert pianist and performs regularly with the Ecuador National Symphony Orchestra. He studied piano and received a BA in piano performance at the Tchaikosvky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. He has an MM in piano performance from the University of Louisville, and a specialization in Spanish Education from Northern Kentucky University.

In his free time, Mr. Cuenca enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Awards and designations

Featured Musician (with Biography and Photo) in the Encyclopedia of Ecuadorian Music (2000); Winner of Louisville Concerto Competition at the University of Louisville (2001); First prize at multiple piano competitions in Ecuador


Jason Daniel

Phone: 502.736.8222

Mr. Daniel came to Trinity in 1996. He completed his undergraduate degree in English at the University of Chicago and the University of Louisville, and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from U of L in 1996. He has also completed graduate course work at Cambridge University in England.

In his career at Trinity, Mr. Daniel has been an assistant soccer coach and a tennis coach. Currently, he is an Advanced Program team member, a mentor in Aquinas House, a liturgy musician, the moderator of the Guitar Club, and is co-chair of the English Department. Mr. Daniel and his lovely wife Susan have six children and two grandchildren.

When he's not at Trinity, you may find Mr. Daniel singing and playing his guitar at various locales around the city, or rocking out with the band Off the Record. He enjoys playing soccer and basketball, and also likes to run through the lovely parks of Louisville. He loves to travel and spend time with his wife and kids, and is also happy to have helped start the first ever Trinity faculty intramural basketball team.

 

Awards and designations

English Speaking Union Scholarship to the Shakespeare School at Cambridge University (Cambridge, England); Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2001-06); Disney Teacher of Excellence Award nominee (2005); recent presenter at NCTE national conference in New York City (2008).


Betsy Darby

Phone: 502.736.8263

Ms. Darby graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1990. After receiving a B.A. in communication from the University of Louisville, she produced the news for both WAVE 3 and FOX 41. In the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy, she returned to school to complete what she describes as "her dream." Two years later, she received her M.A.T. from Spalding University in 2004.

Ms. Darby has taught for more than a decade, predominately in Catholic schools. She joined the Trinity faculty in 2008 and says the school has "felt like home" since her first day walking down its halls. She teaches freshman English, an Introduction to Gothic Fiction course and Holocaust Studies.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Darby is the director of the Aquinas House Knights, co-moderator of the Beta Club, moderator of the Intramural Bowling League and is a sophomore retreat leader.

She and her husband, an IT security administrator for Humana, have five sons: Caleb, Liam, Jack, Sean and Fenn. They are members of St. Albert the Great.

 

Awards and designations

Edward M Shaughnessy "Serving All God's Children" Award (2012); Presenter, 49th annual Learning Disabilities Association International Conference (2012); Trinity Moderator of the Year (2013)


Betsy deGolian

Phone: 502-736-2136

A native South Carolinian, Mrs. deGolian graduated from Furman University in 2002 with a B.A. in history and political science. She began her teaching career at Northwest Middle School in Travelers Rest, SC, before moving to Kentucky in 2004. She taught 8th grade US History at Scott County Middle school until 2007 when she became a teaching assistant at the University of Kentucky. In 2009 Mrs. deGolian graduated from UK with an M.A. in history and returned to teaching at Bourbon County Middle School. She received an M.S. in library and information science from UK in 2013. Mrs. deGolian became a library media specialist at Trinity in 2015 and also teaches a U.S. History class.

Mrs. deGolian and her husband, Crady, a native Louisvillian, have one son, Cooper, who was born in 2011.

Awards and designations

2015 Campbellsville University Teacher of Excellence; member of the Kentucky Library Association and the Kentucky Association of School Librarians


Sharon Demling

Phone: 502.736.2105

Sharon Demling has been part of the Trinity family since 1974 and joined the Business Office staff in 1986. She is in charge of accounts receivable. Sharon's husband, the late Joe Demling (THS '68), spent 35 years working at Trinity and was the longtime facilities manager before he passed away in 2008.

Sharon has three kids: Jody (THS '89), Angie ('91 MA) and Amy ('96 AHS). She has eight grandchildren, including Tanner (THS'17).

 


Peter Diehl

Phone: 502.736.8247

Peter came to Trinity in 2011 from the far reaches of Maine to teach Algebra and PreCalculus. He moved to the Science department 2014, where he teaches Physics and Environmental Science.

Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Davis in 1993. He followed this up with 10 years of active duty service in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician. Peter then decided to combine his college education and electronics experience and apply them to teaching. He continues to serve in the United States Coast Guard Reserves as an electronics supervisor.

Peter received his Master of Science in Education at Indiana University Southeast in 2016. 

His other duties include assistant coach for the Cross Country team and moderator of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society for Mathematics.


Marie Diehl

Phone: 502-736-2123

Mrs. Diehl is a Louisville native. She graduated from Presentation Academy in 1987. She is married to Mr. Paul Diehl, a Mathematics teacher at Trinity High School.

The Diehls have four children: Jean-Pascal '15, Jean-Claude '18, Marie-Claire and Jean-Bernard.


Paul Diehl

Phone: 502.736.8212

Mr. Diehl began his teaching career in 1990 in San Diego, California. He has has been teaching at Trinity since 1998 and is currently teaching mathematics at both the Advanced and Honors levels.

Mr. Diehl received a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1985. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley to receive his teaching credential. In 2000, he earned a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Louisville. Mr. Diehl has been married since 1993 and he and his wife have four children, one girl and three Rocks.

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (1997, 2006); Manchester Who's Who (2005).


Michael Domzalski

Phone: 502.736.8284

Mr. Domzalski is a 1985 graduate who proudly returned to his alma mater after teaching classes at U of L, Bellarmine and Jefferson Community College. He studied philosophy, theology, and psychology at Bellarmine University and attended graduate school at UofL. Since returning to Trinity, Mr. Domzalski has taught religion and psychology. In 2002 he assumed the job of managing the Trinity Campus Store, which he did until 2013. In 2013 he enthusiastically returned to full time teaching in the Theology Department where he currently serves as department co-chair.

As a student at Trinity from 1981-1985 he attended numerous dances, proms, mixers, ball games and theatre performances with his high school sweetheart, Julie (SHA '86). The two were married in 1993 and continue to attend Trinity ball games, theatre performances, and dances (as chaperones). Julie is also devoted to Catholic education, having taught first grade for over 20 years at St Edward and St Margaret Mary. Their greatest blessing, their son Joshua, came into their life in 2002. Joshua attended his first Trinity football game when he was six days old and has been a diehard Rocks fan ever since. The Domzalskis are active members of St. Margaret Mary Parish. In his time away from school, Mr. Domzalski loves to read, travel, follow the Cards and enjoy time with his family.


Thomas Dubay

Phone: 502.736.8214

Tom Dubay has been teaching at Trinity for many years. He currently teaches in the Advanced Program, teaching Theology to juniors and sophomores and Sociology to seniors. He is the moderator for the Environmental Club, which takes care of recycling all the paper generated at Trinity.

Tom earned his Master's degree in Religious Education from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas. His Bachelor's degree is in Sociology from the College of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio (now known as Franciscan University at Steubenville). He is married to Joan and they have two wonderful daughters, Jessica and Abica. Tom and Joan attend St. William Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity (1994)


Sean Duggins

Phone: 502-736-8217

Sean is a native Louisvillian who grew up in Jeffersontown and attended St. Edward grade school. After graduating from Trinity in 2004, he attended Northern Kentucky University where he received a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in Teaching from the University of the Cumberlands.

Sean joined the Trinity faculty full-time in 2015 after holding a substitute teaching position with the school for three years. He currently teaches American Civics to freshmen and American Civil War to upperclassmen. Additionally he is a Gonzaga House Mentor, the head junior varsity baseball coach and has been an assistant varsity baseball coach since 2012.


Joy Durbin

Phone: 502.736.2188

I started at Trinity as the receptionist in June 2012. I'm currently an administrative assistant to Campus Ministry and the Theatre Department.

I have been married to my husband, Clay, for 22 years. We have three children, Becca, a 2012 Assumption High School graduate, Dane, a 2014 Trinity graduate and Jenna, class of 2018 at Assumption High School.

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2015); Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2016)


John Ellington

Phone: 502.736.8218

John began teaching at Trinity in the fall of 1987 after teaching at St. Raphael the Archangel School. He received his B.S. and M.A.T. degrees from the University of Louisville. John is also a Trinity High School graduate of the class of 1976.

John teaches Algebra II and Geometry, is an assistant coach with the Freshman Football team and a varsity assistant coach with the track team.

John and his wife, Bev, have three children, Aaron (2008), Morgan and Courtney. They are members of St. Louis Bertrand parish.

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2006); volunteer coach, St. Albert the Great School: eighth-grade girls' "B" basketball (1979-80), eighth-grade girls' softball (1980), sixth-grade boys' "A" basketball (1980-81), eighth-grade football (1982), eighth-grade boys' "A" basketball (1985-88); volunteer coach, St. Raphael the Archangel School: eighth-grade boys' "A" basketball (1983-85, 1988-89); coach, Trinity High School: freshman football (1981); volunteer coach, St. Margaret Mary School: second-grade boys' flag football (1997), third-grade boys' flag football (1998), sixth-grade boys' football (2000-01), eighth-grade football (2002-03), fourth-grade girls' "A" volleyball (2003); sixth-grade girls' "B" volleyball (2004); volunteer coach Lyndon Recreation: boys' junior baseball (1979), girls' 10-and-under AAU softball (2004), girls' 12-and-under softball (2005, 2008-09); volunteer coach, Louisville Stealth girls 14-and-under softball (2010-11); volunteer coach, St Matthews Little League: 9-year-old baseball (1999), boys' minor baseball (2000).


Mary Emrich

Phone: 502.736.2134

A native of Lexington, KY, Mary Emrich has been working in youth and young adult ministry and education for more than 25 years. She earned a B.A. in English and Psychology and her M.A. in Theatre, both from the University of Kentucky. She came to Trinity in August 2002 after working in various ministry settings, including as a parish youth minister, college campus minister, and retreat director.

Mrs. Emrich directs the Senior Retreat program and underclassmen retreat days, plans prayer and worship events, and teaches in the Theology Department.

In 2009, Mrs. Emrich was named an honorary alumnus of Trinity High School. She lives with her husband, Tim, and their daughters, Catherine and Meghan. They are members of St. Edward Catholic Parish in Jeffersontown.

Awards and designations

2003-Present: Director of Christian Leadership Institute (CLI), the youth leadership program held annually by the Archdiocese of Louisville; 2010 recipient of the For God and Youth Award, presented by the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry for "significant contributions to diocesan youth ministry in the United States"; Service Award, Regis University (Denver, CO), 1997


Karen Flipper

Phone: 502.736.2118

A member of Dante House, Karen moved from Chicago to Louisville with her family when her husband took a position at Bellarmine University. Before coming to Trinity, she taught at Catholic and public schools in Milwaukee, Chicago and Louisville. Prior to going back to school to earn her teaching certification, she worked in higher education and served as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. She has lived in China, Taiwan and Panama. Certified in both English and social studies, she has a B.A. in English with a history minor from the University of Missouri, and an M.A. in Chinese Studies with a Japan minor from the University of Illinois.

She and her husband have two children and a dog, and live in the ethnically diverse Beechmont neighborhood. They love their garden, their bicycles and U.S. soccer, and are part of St. Martin de Porres parish. On most Saturday mornings, Karen can be found at Louisville's community boathouse volunteering for the Greater Louisville Rowing Foundation's adaptive rowing program. Karen moderates Trinity's Dunk Club and co-moderates Trinity's St. Joseph of Arimathea Society. 

Awards and designations

Faculty adviser for student literary publication that received the National Council of Teachers of English PRESLM "Highest Award Recommendation" for the state of Kentucky in 2015 and 2016; U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award; University of Missouri Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society


Joseph Fowler

Phone: 502.736.8221

A 1971 Trinity graduate who is entering his 38th year as a Trinity faculty member, Mr. Fowler teaches Algebra I (M102), Business Law (B501 and B503), and Money Management (B603).

Joe has a B.A. from Bellarmine University (1975) and his M.A.T. from the University of Louisville (1983). He coached football for 13 years (1976-1989), and coached baseball for 17 years (JV-1976-1983 and varsity head baseball coach from 1989-1998). He was intramural basketball director for 15 years (1976-1991). He has served twice on the Faculty Senate. He founded the Bowling team and has been its head coach since its inaugural season in 2002, and is a Toussaint House mentor.

He is married to the former Susan Potter, and they have three children: Jennifer, Jessica, and Nick '09.


Michael Fox

Phone: 502.736.8289

Mr. Fox is a lifelong native of Louisville. He graduated from Hanover College with a B.A. in Mathematics and from the University of Louisville with his M.A.T. Before joining the staff at Trinity, Mr. Fox taught eight years in public schools, teaching courses in algebra, calculus, computer programming and pre-engineering. He was a 2003 KY Governor's Scholar.

At Trinity, Mr. Fox teaches physics and CAD. He is an Aquinas House mentor and an assistant football coach. He and his wife Rachel have two sons, Gavin and Griffin.


Marlon Francis

Phone: 502-736-2129

Marlon Francis is from the Island of Barbados, in the Caribbean, where he received his foundational education and started his teaching career at the age of 18 years as a part-time biology teacher. In 1985, he received a prestigious scholarship from the Barbados Government to pursue studies in Agriculture (specializing in agronomy). Mr. Francis spent 25 years in agricultural research, consulting and educating across the Caribbean.

In 1994, he received a Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) /United Nations fellowship where he studied agri-business management at the University of Missouri. In 2002, he left the Caribbean and joined his family in Louisville, where he transitioned to public school science education and worked for Jefferson County Public Schools for 10 years.

During this time, Mr. Francis was actively involved in assisting science teachers in their preparation for the classroom. He has facilitated numerous professional development opportunities in classroom management, formative assessment, special education needs, interactive instructional strategies and standard-based grading.

Mr. Francis came to Trinity in 2013. He and his wife are both high school educators, having been married since 1988, and they have two children and two grandchildren.

Awards and designations

EXCEL Award-excellence in classroom and educational leadership (2009); Amgen Award-excellence in teaching science (2009); JCPS Superintendent Award for distinguished educational service (2009); JCTA Award for outstanding service to students and teachers (2009); nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2012-13).


Jeanna Gonzales

Phone: 502.736.8297

Ms. Gonzales is a native of southern Kentucky and moved to Louisville in 1994. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in computer information systems with a 7-12 teaching certification from Campbellsville University. She acquired her master's degree in education with a focus on technology from Capella University. She is currently pursuing a second master's degree in special education, including a certification in learning and behavior disorders.

Ms. Gonzales has two wonderful children; a daughter, Trinity, and son, Jacob (Class of 2017). They are members of Holy Trinity Parish in St. Matthews. In her spare time, Ms. Gonzales enjoys reading suspense and horror novels, spending time at the pool, and working on home improvement projects. She is an avid football fan and loves to cheer on her two favorite teams; our own Rocks and the Pittsburg Steelers.

Ms. Gonzales looks forward to many exciting years to come here at Trinity High School.

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2006).


Mitch Greenwell

Phone: 502.736.8253

Mr. Mitch Greenwell is an alumnus of Trinity High School from the Class of 2005. He is a graduate of Bellarmine University with an English and Secondary Education degree, and later acquired his Masters of Arts in Education degree from Bellarmine in 2013. In addition to this degree, Mr. Greenwell gained a Literacy Specialist certification that has sparked a passion for reading and writing as a social justice issue.

Mr. Greenwell previously taught at Seneca High School for five years before returning to his alma mater. During his time at Seneca, he taught honors and advanced freshmen, sophomore, and junior English, as well as creative writing.

He currently teaches freshmen and juniors in the Traditional level. He is a member of Seton House, tutors students after school in the T-PASS program, and works to build literacy across Trinity curriculum. During his free time, he enjoys the filmography of Arnold Schwarzenegger, art in all of its forms, and eating his way around Louisville. He is married to his lovely wife, Terra, and has one son, Nash.  


Mary Hall

Phone: 502.736.2111

Committed to Catholic education, Mary Ann has spent 35 years teaching in schools within the Archdiocese of Louisville. Her experiences range from teaching first through third grades at Christ the King School (1970-1973) to teaching fourth through eighth grades at St. Margaret Mary School (1975-1985) to teaching ninth through twelfth grades at Trinity High School (1985-present). Since 1994, Mary Ann's responsibilities at Trinity have also included positions as director of studies (1994-2003), dean of studies for the Academic and Traditional Programs (2004-2008) and assistant principal (1994-present).

In 2008, Mary Ann was named as Trinity's Learning Support Program Coordinator.

Mary Ann began her preparation to be an educator by acquiring an Associate Degree in Education at Jefferson Community College (1968-1970). She then transferred to Spalding University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (1970-1977). That was followed by a Master's degree at the University of Louisville in Secondary Education (1979-1981). Besides working on a Master's degree, Mary Ann earned a Reading Specialist degree at the University of Louisville. She is certified as a Reading Specialist for grades one through 12. Her Professional Certificate for Instructional Leadership (Principal, grades K-12) was also earned at the University of Louisville (1994-1997). Mary Ann describes herself as a "professional student."

Mary Ann is a native of Louisville and a mother of two grown children and a grandmother of four.

Awards and designations

Named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School (2008)


Deborah Heaverin

Phone: 502.736.8279

Dr. Debbie Heaverin is a Louisville native. She and her husband Don have two daughters and a son, Justin '06. Dr. Heaverin graduated from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English / Education and received her Master of Education / Reading Specialist degree and Doctorate degree in Education Leadership from Spalding University.

Dr. Heaverin has taught for more than 25 years, predominantly in Catholic schools in Louisville, and joined the Trinity faculty in 2002. She teaches sophomore English classes in the Traditional Program and serves as the Director of the Traditional Department.

Dr. Heaverin is a Seton House Mentor and moderator of Trinity's Culinary Club.

Awards and designations

$10,000 Toyota Tapestry grant co-winner for a collaborative Science/English project (2000); Aegon grant winner (2001); adjunct faculty member, Spalding University and Midway College; doctoral degree, Spalding University.


Patrick Heintz

Phone: 502.736.8278

Patrick Heintz attended the University of Louisville, where he received a B.A. in Biology. He received his M.Ed. in Secondary Science from Milligan College in 2001, where he was awarded the Secondary Intern of the Year for teaching at Daniel Boone High School. He worked briefly at Holy Cross, in Louisville, where he taught Chemistry, Biology and Physical Science, as well as coaching football and starting the Holy Cross wrestling program. Mr. Heintz worked at Lexington Catholic High School for 13 years, where he taught Biology, Anatomy and Geophysical Science, and served as Science Department Chair, School Performance Committee Chair and House System Director. Mr. Heintz received an Ed.S. in School Administration from the University of Kentucky in 2011. He served as Assistant Principal (Dean of Students) at LCHS from 2010-2014 with the primary charge of student discipline. Mr. Heintz currently teaches Chemistry and Senior Capstone, he is an Advisor for Gonzaga House, serves as a Co-Chair for the Science Department, and is an Assistant Wrestling Coach for Trinity.

Mr. Heintz is a nationally certified accreditation External Review Chairperson for AdvancED. In the past, Mr. Heintz has chaired accreditation visits for Covington Catholic, Mercy Academy, Danville Christian Academy and Presentation Academy, as well as preparing Lexington Catholic for their 2007 and 2012 accreditations.

Mr. Heintz and his wife, Becky, have three children, Kieran, Caillin, and Sean and attend St. Martha Parish.

 


Dale Helfrich

Phone: 502-736-2178

Mr. Helfrich was named the Head Soccer Coach in April of 2013, and then, in his first season, guided the Soccer Rocks to the 2013 KHSAA State Championship game for the first time since 1998, before eventually losing in penalty kicks. Mr. Helfrich also has a role in the PE Department after spending a year as a part-time Art Teacher in 2012 when he served as Associate Head Coach of the Soccer Team.

In 2014, Helfrich was named the Boys Coach-of-the-Year by the Kentucky High School Coaches Association and also by the National Federation of High Schools. Outside Louisville, he has coached with the Kentucky and Region II Level of the Olympic Development Program. Mr. Helfrich also was the Director of Operations and Assistant Coach in the inaugural season for the River City Rovers PDL Team in 2012. 

Mr. Helfrich was born in St. Louis and attended Brescia College where he earned a B.A. in Graphic Design along with teacher certification work. While there he earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention as a soccer player. Whilst in Owensboro, he also was the Men's Head Soccer Coach at Brescia College, and Kentucky Wesleyan College, both for two-year stints.

Mr. Helfrich then moved on to Western Kentucky University where he became an assistant coach and earned his M.S. in Physical Education in 1999 before taking the same position with the University of Louisville Men's Soccer program for the 2000-03 seasons.

Mr. Helfrich holds the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" License, the highest level of coaching license in the United States, as well as an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and US National Youth License. In the past, he has also coached several coaching courses, camps and clinics around the State and has been involved in coaching education.

He is married to the lovely Jenny Elizabeth Helfrich (formerly Frankel), and they have two daughters; Sydney Alexis (born July, 2012) and, Madelynn "Maddy" Rose (born April, 2013).

Awards and designations

Coach of the Year in Soccer (2014)


Joseph Henning

Phone: 502.736.8274

A lifelong resident of Kentucky, Mr. Joe Henning teaches Social Studies, Theology and Freshman Success. Mr. Henning also serves as Trinity's Director of Students. He has earned a B.A. in history and an M.A.T. from Spalding University as well as an M. ED from the University of Dayton.

Mr. Henning has been in the teaching profession since 2000 and at Trinity since 2001. He is the proud father of two daughters. He was named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School in 2006.

Awards and designations

Kentucky Governor's Scholars Outstanding Educator Award (2001); co-presenter, Ohio Catholic Educators Association (2005) and National Catholic Educators Association (2006).


Bill Hogg

Phone: 502-736-2107

In June 2008, Bill Hogg joined Trinity High School as Director of Campus Operations. Bill oversees the condition, maintenance and safety of the physical plant, as well as the use of all THS facilities. He supports faculty, staff, and assists all groups, clubs and athletics with a variety of functions on campus.

For 12 years before proudly joining the Trinity team, he worked for Derek Engineering as a Project Superintendent in commercial construction. Prior to working at Derek, Bill was employed at St. Raphael School / Parish, and Holy Cross High School. He also sold Real Estate and was a residential Builder.

Bill and his wife Sonya, are the proud parents of three children. They have two sons, Michael Class of '09, Daniel Class of '12, and a daughter Jennifer Class of '15 at Assumption High School. Bill and his family are members of St. Raphael Parish. He enjoys learning the game of golf, camping, fishing and riding motorcycles.

 

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2011); Fultz-Demling Award (2012); Named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School (2015)


Scott Holzknecht

Phone: 502.736.8268

Like many before him and many yet to come, Scott Holzknecht '97 seemingly cannot get enough of this place. After a spiritually fulfilling, intellectually enlivening, and athletically surprising four years at Trinity as a student, he came back to teach and coach at his alma mater in 2004. Since securing this life-giving work, Mr. Holzknecht has tried to contribute to this school's young men in varying ways, but today his energy focuses primarily on teaching Theology, coaching the distance track runners, helping with the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, moderating the Inner Peace Club and helping with the retreat program.

Not far from Trinity, Scott lives with his beautiful wife Tammy and four wonderful children—Cademon, Genesis, Journey, and Aslan. Scott is a member of St. William Catholic Church and also serves on CrossRoads Ministry’s advisory council. 

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2006); Co-Author of book for daily reflection Everyday Justice (St. Mary's Press); St. Matthew's Area Business Associate "Community Pride Service Award" Winner (2010); Trinity Moderator of the Year (2013).


Allen Hornung

Phone: 502.736.2165

Allen is a Louisville native and 2010 graduate of Trinity High School. Upon graduation from Trinity, Allen attended Northern Kentucky University and received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Computer Information Technology. 

Before joining Trinity in 2016 as the school's Network Administrator and member of Becket House, Allen worked for the accounting firm Ernst and Young, supporting the firm's IT Advisory practice.  

Awards and designations

2015 Ernst and Young LLP – Culture Recognition Award (2015); Becket House Mentor


Melanie Hughes

Phone: 502.736.2109

Mrs. Hughes is originally from Kittanning, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Economics. After college, Mrs. Hughes had a career as a flight attendant with Continental Airlines. Since returning to work in 2006, Mrs. Hughes has held several positions at Trinity (faculty dining room, receptionist and Advancement office). She currently serves as an administrative assistant in Alumni Relations.

She is married to Richard Hughes '85. They have four sons: William '14, Andrew '16, John Harris '18 and Patrick '19. The Hughes family members attend Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

 

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Alumni Relations (2014); Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Admissions (2016)


Shayne Hull

Phone: 502.736.8210

Mr. Shayne Hull arrived at Trinity in 2014. He has over 20 years experience in art education, including teaching positions at St. Raphael School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft where he served as Education Director for 10 years. Shayne received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi and has a Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master of Arts, Teaching from the University of Louisville. In addition to teaching, he is a full-time artist with over 160 exhibitions to his credit, including 25 solo shows. Hull has won numerous awards including the Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowship and has had his work exhibited both nationally and internationally. His paintings have appeared in New American Paintings and Studio Artist and were chosen for the prestigious U.S. Art in Embassies program.

Aside from art and teaching, Shayne spends (too) much time enjoying music (old blues, punk, Americana) and movies (films from ‘50’s – ‘70’s, oldies but goodies).  He is also a tennis fanatic; playing as much as possible, keeping the Tennis Channel on 24/7 and moderating the Trinity Tennis Team.  Shayne lives with his wife Carolyn, a Senior Director of Rehabilitation at Diversicare and his three children, Jackson, Ben and Emma.

Awards and designations

Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowship Award; U.S. Art in Embassies program; more than 160 art exhibitions to his credit


Jeremy Jackson

Phone: 502.736.2135

Jeremy Jackson began his career in Catholic Education in 1998 when he began teaching biology, anatomy and physiology. Jeremy has also coached wrestling and track and field. He began counseling in 2003. In addition to his college counseling duties, Jeremy is one of the Senior Class Moderators, Co-Chairman of the Counseling Department and he continues to teach.

Jeremy graduated from Providence High School in 1993. He continued his graduate education at Indiana University Southeast, earning a BS in Education in 1998, and an MS in School Counseling in 2008. Jeremy is a member of the American School Counseling Association and National Association for College Admission Counseling. In 2014, Jeremy was named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School.

He is married to Leigh Jackson, a College Counselor at Assumption High School.

 

Awards and designations

Named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School (2014)


Tim Jones

Phone: 502.736.2198

Mr. Jones graduated Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in English and Allied Language Arts, minors in Writing and Religious Studies, and an M.S. in Library Media Education. Mr. Jones has served in school libraries since 2005, and has served as Library Media Specialist for Trinity High School since 2013.

In 2015-16, Mr. Jones spearheaded a major renovation to the W. Peter Flaig Library Media Center. He teaches courses in Comedy Writing and Performing and Communication Skills. Mr. Jones also serves as moderator for Trinity's Comedy Club. Mr. Jones is an alumnus of Second City Chicago's Comedy Writing Program, where he served as assistant director and writer. He's a co-founding member of two sketch comedy and improvisation troupes, twice performing at the Del Close Marathon. In 2011, he led comedy writing workshops at the Governor's Scholar Program. He has co-written and directed two musicals. In addition, Mr. Jones coaches Trinity’s Future Problem Solving team. In 2004, he coached John Hardin High School's Future Problem Solving team to a top-five state finish.

 

During his down time, Mr. Jones likes to read, write, perform stand-up, and spend time with his wife Glenda and his children Amos and Willa.

Awards and designations

Member of American Library Association (ALA), American Association of School Libraries (AASL), Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL), and Jefferson County Association of School Librarians (JCASL). JCASL Board member, JCASL (2014-15).


Carrie Joy

Phone: 502.736.2177

Carrie Joy is a member of Trinity’s Advancement Team, currently assisting alumni relations. Carrie joined Trinity as the receptionist in July, 2013. Her professional background includes 15 years of sales management experience and small business ownership, including Joy Monument Company, still in St. Matthews.

Carrie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics ('89). She is married to Gary Joy and they have three children, Kelsey (AHS '12), Katie (AHS '14) and Will (THS '18). They are members of St. Margaret Mary Parish.


Craig Kannapel

Phone: 502.736.8240

A 2002 alumnus, Mr. Craig Kannapel returned to Trinity in 2007 as an assistant Cross Country Coach, working briefly as a substitute teacher and Technology Teacher at Ascension School before becoming a full time Social Studies teacher in 2009. He earned his B.A. in History and Social Studies Education and M.A. in Education from the University of Kentucky in 2006 and 2007, respectively. He completed his Rank 1 program, an M.A. in Communication, at Bellarmine University in 2014.

Mr. Kannapel is an assistant Track and Cross Country Coach and serves as Social Studies Department Co Chair. he also leads retreats for students at all grade levels throughout the school year. He was graciously awarded the Thomas Sheeran Teacher of the Year in 2011 by the student body.

His passions include family, friends, UK sports, running, and all things Trinity. He and his wife, Kelley, attend St. Francis of Assisi parish.

Awards and designations

Thomas Sheeran Teacher of the Year (2011)


Adam Klein

Phone: 502.736.8230

Mr. Adam Klein began teaching at Trinity in 1998. He received his B.A. in English and Spanish from Morehead State University in 1997, and he received his M.S. from Indiana University-Southeast in 2007. In the past Mr. Klein has taught English II, Communication Skills, Film Study and Spanish I. He currently teaches Video Production, Video Production II and Broadcast Journalism. Additionally, he is chair of the Fine Arts and Humanities Department and is a mentor for Dante House.

Mr. Klein is a member of St. Raphael parish. He and his wife, Kristin, have three children, Lilly, born in 2006, Evan, born in 2008 and Will, born in 2011.

 

Awards and designations

Member of Kentucky High School Journalism Association, member of Journalism Education Association, a member of the Adobe Education Exchange, and a member of the YouTube Creator Academy; Recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Award (2005), the Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2014) and the Ed Nolan Service Award (2015); co-presenter, Kentucky Teaching and Learning Conference (2004), Ohio Catholic Educators Association (2005), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2006), and National Council of Teachers of English (2007).


Wayne Kraus

Phone: 502.736.8275

I am a graduate of the Trinity High School class of 1985. My father, "Moose" ('59), brother, Rick ('87), and son, Evan ('11) also attended Trinity, and my younger son, Jared ('19), is excited to be here now. While at Trinity I was named a National Merit Scholar and I was a member of the 1984 state champion soccer team. I have two degrees from Western Kentucky University (Economics & Political Science) and a Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, and after graduating from WKU in 1989 I worked for eight years as a professional baseball umpire in the minor leagues.

Prior to coming to Trinity I taught for just over two years at Holy Trinity Parish School. I have been a member of the Trinity faculty since 2001 and I currently teach AP Economics and Entrepreneurship Studies and serve as the chair of the Business & Technology Department. I also coordinate all Trinity radio broadcasts and I provide the play-by-play for Shamrock football, basketball and baseball games. Finally, I oversee the Swim & Dive Team at Trinity and I serve as the Regional Manager for swimming & diving for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

Awards and designations

Member of Mensa International; NCAA Division-I baseball umpire; fully trained family mediator.


Josh Kusch

Phone: 502.736.8233

Mr. Josh Kusch teaches Theology at Trinity. He is also the Chess Club moderator and a Seton House mentor.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Louisville, Mr. Kusch majored in Humanities, with an emphasis on literature and religious studies. In 2011, he earned an M.A. in Catholic Thought and Life from St. Meinrad School of Theology. He was employed by UPS for 11 years before coming to Trinity in 2012.

Mr. Kusch is blessed to be a member of Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and attends Mass at St. Martin of Tours in downtown Louisville. He lives with his growing family on a five-acre plot of land in southern Jefferson County, where he can often be found playing with his kids, watching old Steve Ray episodes or enjoying nature.

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Community Service (2016)


Lynn Lamb

Phone: 502.736.2144

I am a 1972 graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Recreation.

I have been working in the Business Office at THS for 17 years and before that, 18 years in the banking industry. I have a great husband of 38 years, two fine young men in the United States Coast Guard and six terrific grandchildren.

Awards and designations

Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2012); Fultz-Demling Award (2010; 2016)


Dennis Lampley

Phone: 502.736.2133

Dennis Lampley has his master's degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky University. He is currently the Associate Athletic Director and also teaches Health and Physical Education.

He began his coaching career with Trinity High School in 1971. Serving as an Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator, Trinity won 4 state championships between 1971 and 1978. He became the Head Football Coach at Trinity in 1978 and in 1980 decided to step down to spend time with his family.

He came back as the Head Coach in 1985 and remained there through the 1994-95 season. During that time his teams won 5 State Football Championships and set the state record for consecutive wins with 50 from 1988-91. During this streak Trinity was ranked in the USA Today top 25 for five straight years, with the highest ranking being fifth in the nation. He was the KY Coach of the Year in 1985-86, 1990-91 and 1994-95 and was named National Coach of the Year in 1990.

Coach Lampley was the WHAS Best of the Best High School coach in 1994-95 and the Courier Journal's pick for the Most Outstanding High School Football Coach in KY over the last 35 years. His record at Trinity is 138 wins and 21 losses.

In somewhat of a career switch, he coached Golf to a State Championship in 1978. He also coached Track and one of his athletes, Matt Reesor, still holds the state record for the high jump at 6'11.25".

He is married to Brenda and has two children, Brad (Class of '93) and Brandee, one grandson, Jackson and one granddaughter, Savannah.

Awards and designations

Named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity (1992)


Laura Lichtefeld

Phone: 502.736.2123

Mrs. Lichtefeld joined the staff of Trinity in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant in the Student Affairs Office. She's the one to call when your sons are going to miss school, be late, need to leave early, need to get a message to, etc. 

She's been around Trinity since 2010, when her eldest son, Houston, '14, began his Trinity experience. Since then, she's been involved in Shamrock Moms; Momma Rocks; Trinity's Operation: Parent Classes; hosted a Trinity Exchange Student from Spain; volunteered many hours in the Campus Store; served as a Substitute Teacher, etc. She's a true believer in the culture of Trinity and is extremely thankful that her boys have had the incredible gift of a Trinity education and experience.

She is proud to say she married into a Trinity Family. Her husband is Paul Lichtefeld, Jr., '83; his brothers are Stan '83, and Mark '88; her father-in-law, Paul Lichtefeld, Sr. is also an alumnus, Class of 1962. She and Paul, Jr have been blessed with two sons – Houston '14, and Ryan, '17. Her favorite things to do include snow skiing, boating, spending time with family & friends, and going on travel adventures with all her boys. The Lichtefelds are members of St. Albert the Great Church.

Go Rocks! Trinity Forever!!!


Anthony Lococo

Phone: 502.736.8232

Mr. Tony Lococo teaches English and Photo & Online Journalism. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Morehead State University and has two master's degrees from Indiana University-Southeast. In 2014-15 Mr. Lococo celebrated two milestones: 30 years working as adviser for Trinity's student newspaper, the ECHO, and 25 years as the Shamrock (yearbook) adviser. His co-academic and extracurricular work includes five years as speech team coach, two years as co-moderator of the literary magazine, three years as English Department chairman, and two years as chairman of the Communication and Performing Arts Department. Mr. Lococo and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Bobbie and Yardley, and three grandsons, Joey, Parker and Xavier.

Awards and designations

Rev. Thomas Duerr Teacher of the Year Award (1986); Greater Louisville High School Press Association Adviser of the Year (1993); Trinity Moderator of the Year (1998, 2016); first place in Kentuckiana Metroversity Expository Writing Competition (2001); Who's Who Among America's Students in Universities and Colleges; Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers; Outstanding Educator Award, Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program; Trinity Honorary Alumnus (2003); Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2012); James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year Award (Western Kentucky University, 2013); Enoch Grehan Prize (University of Kentucky Journalism, 2015); Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame (2016)


Devian Logan

Phone: 502.736.2106

Devian attended Christ the King Grade School and is a member of the Trinity Class of 1991. He attended Villanova University and Campbellsville University to earn degrees in Psychology and Counseling. 

While at Villanova, Mr. Logan was a member of the football and track teams. Prior to joining the Trinity faculty he worked in behavior intervention at JCPS. 

A member of Merton House, Mr. Logan is the sophomore counselor and a member of the varsity football coaching staff. He is the proud father Kamyylah, Khaii and Asia.

 


Christopher Luken

Phone: 502.736.8231

Chris Luken is a transplant to the Louisville area and first became involved at Trinity High School when he started to coach Cross Country in 2011. He is the Assistant Campus Minister, freshman Theology teacher, Toussaint Advisor and director of the Liturgy Band. 

He graduated from St. Henry District High School in Erlanger, KY in 2003. He attended Bellarmine University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts with a double major in Theology and Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. He attended St. Meinrad School of Theology in Southern Indiana and received his Master's Degree in Arts in Catholic Thought and Life in 2009 while living on a solar and wind powered organic produce farm.

Chris was a Youth Minister at the Church of the Epiphany in Louisville from 2009-2012 and is still a member of the parish.

Chris lives in St. Matthews with his wife, Krissy, daughter, Ellie, and two dogs. Chris enjoys being outside, working on his family's farm, backpacking, hiking, boating and biking. He also enjoys playing guitar and listening to music. His favorite sports teams are UK, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and of course, Trinity. Go Rocks!

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Community Service (2016)


Michael Magre

Phone: 502.736.2192

Mike Magre is a 1983 graduate and returned to Trinity High School to teach in 1990. Mike has served in many different capacities while at Trinity including teaching math, psychology, and theology, coaching track and football, and counseling juniors and seniors. He will also serve as the head Freshman Football Coach, assistant Track Coach, and will be a mentor for Patrick House.

Mike is married to LeAnn, and they have two children, Lacy and Trey. He is an active member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church.

 

Awards and designations

Member of East-West All-Star coaching staff for football (1994-95); Louisville Track and Cross Country Association Coach of the Year for Track (1997); Kentucky Track and Cross Country Association Coach of the Year for Track (2005); Area Three Track Coach of the Year (2005).


Matt Manning

Phone: 502.736.2163

Mr. Matt Manning began teaching at Trinity in 2002 and has been teaching in the Archdiocese of Louisville since 1994. Mr. Manning, an English Department member, has taught all grade levels in the Academic, Honors and Traditional programs. In 2008, Mr. Manning was named House System Director and in 2013, he was named Director of Activities.

A 1986 graduate of Trinity, Mr. Manning earned his Bachelor's Degree in English from Centre College in 1990 and his Master's Degree in English from the University of Louisville in 2001. After teaching two years at St. Helen's and five years at Holy Cross, Mr. Manning jumped at the opportunity to return to his alma mater.

Mr. Manning grew up in St. Matthews, attending Holy Spirit school. Matt and his wife April married in 2002 and they have two children: Olivia, born in 2004, and Claire, born in 2007.

Awards and designations

Trinity Moderator of the Year in 2007; Fr. Thomas Duerr Award winner 2010; Presidential Team Shamrock Award for 2013


Maria Martin

Phone: 502.736.8223

Ms. Martin is from the island of Puerto Rico and she teaches Spanish, her native language.

She taught at Sacred Heart Model School for 13 years and has been part of the Trinity faculty since August 2004. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico and holds a Masters Degree in Spanish from the University of Louisville.

Two of her three sons are Trinity graduates.


Mary Mason

Phone: 502.736.2110

Mrs. Mary Mason H'09 received her B.S. in Math from the University of Louisville. She was a member of the UL Volleyball Team for four years. She also received her M.A.T. with a concentration in Math from the University of Louisville. Mrs. Mason has been at Trinity since November 1981, when she was the Computer Systems Manager and taught one computer programming course. She held this position, increasing the teaching to three periods a day until 1987, when the department was expanded. Mrs. Mason became the Educational Computer Specialist, teaching three periods, overseeing the computer lab, and working with teacher technology in-service. Currently, she is teaching full time. Mrs. Mason teaches Basic Programming, Advanced Programming, Computers and Technology, and Mobile Robotics. She is a mentor for Dante House, organizes two Red Cross blood drives each year, and moderates Intramural Volleyball and the Senior Flag Corps.

Mary is married to John Mason, Jr., and has three children, John '04 , Chelsea, and Trevor '13. She is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish where she is a lector, a cross bearer, and a member of the Baking Committee. She has also served on the Athletic committee and coached volleyball, basketball and softball.

Awards and designations

Trinity Honorary Alumnus Award 2009; volunteer coach: Trinity High School volleyball (1993), St. Matthews Little League (1999-01, 2003), Our Lady of Lourdes School girls' volleyball (1981-83, 1992-2002), Our Lady of Lourdes School girls' softball (1996), Our Lady of Lourdes School girls' basketball (1997-99), Our Lady of Lourdes School boys' volleyball (2004-06); Our Lady of Lourdes School Athletic Committee (1998-2000); Our Lady of Lourdes Parish lector and cross bearer (1990-present); Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Baking Committee (2000-present); Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Phone Committee (2000-01); Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Confirmation Group Leader (2001-02); city-wide leader in Kroger Earning for Learning program, earning free computers for Trinity (early 1990s); Dante House mentor (1999-present); Trinity Blood Drive Moderator (1998-present), Trinity Ice Hockey Team Moderator (2007-2013), Pep Club Co-Moderator (2013-14), Intramural Volleyball Moderator (2005-present).


Walter Mata

Phone: 502.736.8235

Mr. Walter Mata, a Salvadoran native, has been teaching at Trinity since 1992. During this time he has taught in the language department Spanish I, II, III and IV, and Algebra I in the math department. He is one of the mentors for the Gonzaga House.

Mr. Mata was the varsity Head Soccer Coach from 1994 until 2004. During this time, he coached the first undefeated team in the state of Kentucky to win the state soccer tournament. He was named coach of the year in the state and Adidas coach of the year in 1998. He resumed his head coaching duties in 2009.

Mr. Mata earned his first degree from the University Gerardo Barrios of El Salvador with a major in Math and Physics, a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Louisville.

Awards and designations

Fulbright Scholarship to attend the University of Louisville (1986); Kentucky Soccer Coach of the Year (1998); Trinity Coach of the Year for soccer (1999); coached the first undefeated team to win the state soccer championship (1998); still holds the record for most consecutive wins with 32.


Sue Mattingly

Phone: 502.736.2125

Mrs. Sue Mattingly joined Trinity's staff April 2013. She is the manager of the newly remodeled Trinity Campus Store.

Originally from Henderson, Kentucky, Mrs. Mattingly graduated from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She is currently a member of St. Albert the Great Parish.

Sue and her husband Harold have three sons: Derek THS Class of 2013, currently attending UK; and twin brothers Zachary and Jacob, Class of 2015.

Please visit Mrs. Mattingly in the Campus Store for all your spirit needs.

Go Rocks!

Awards and designations

Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2015)


Holly McGuire

Phone: 502.736.8216

Mrs. Holly McGuire has been teaching in the Archdiocese of Louisville since 2007 and began teaching at Trinity in 2013. Mrs. McGuire earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Southern Indiana and received her Master’s in Theological Studies from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

She is married to Sean '84 and has three sons, Lance '07, Alec '17 and Luke '19. They are members of Immaculate Conception Church in LaGrange where she has served as a Master of Ceremonies, Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, Art and Environment chairperson, Servers Coordinator, Sanctuary Crucifix project manager and designed/co assembled the Exultet Mosaic. She has served the Archdiocese of Louisville ordination, Chrism and RCIA Masses. 

 

Awards and designations

Completed the University of Notre Dame Institute for Church Life Seminar Science and Religion Summer 2015; Presidential Team Shamrock Award for 2016; Excellence in Achievement Award for 2016


Kristin Meyer

Phone: 502.736.2124

Mrs. Meyer joined the Athletic Department in May of 2000 as the Administrative Assistant/Cheerleading Moderator. Her primary responsibilities include managing athletic eligibility reports, required sports forms, sports passes, injury reporting, tickets, schedules for sports and she is the liaison for cheerleading.

She is married to Chris Meyer '82 and has a step-son Nic '03, son Tony '15, granddaughter Macy and grandson Brooks. The Meyers belong to St. Edward parish in Louisville.


Marty Minogue

Phone: 502.736.8262

Growing up just across the railroad tracks from Trinity High School, much of Marty Minogue's early childhood days were spent playing on the back lots of the school. Tuesday and Friday nights, and every Sunday during the summer, were spent watching the men of the M.A.B.A play baseball at Trinity field. America's favorite past-time was sometimes interrupted for a dash over to the fire department to watch the speedy arrival of the volunteer fire fighters responding to an alarm with sirens blaring and lights flashing. It was during these early years that Marty first met Monsignor Steinhauser, Fr. Joe McGee, Fr. Hazelip and the Berry family.

Mr. Minogue entered Trinity as a student in 1965 -- Latin with Fr. Griner, Health and PE with Mr. Barbato, History with Mr. Bob Pfaadt, and who could forget the Algebra with Mr. Dennis Esterle. During his years at Trinity he had the honor of participating in sports and playing for coaches that later became good friends and mentors -- Mr. Ken Combs, Mr. Bob Pfaadt and Mr. Richard Bealmear in cross-country, Mr. Pfaadt and Mr. John Ruether in basketball, and Mr. Wayne Walker in baseball.

Mr. Minogue continued to play baseball at Bellarmine University and was included in their very first Hall of Fame induction class. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Bellarmine in 1974, and his Master's Degree in Education from Spalding University in 1976.

In 1974, Mr. Minogue began his career in education at DeSales High School as a teacher and a coach. He remained there for twenty-nine years, as teacher, coach (17 years), assistant principal (1987-1995), and principal (1995-2001).

In 2003, Mr. Minogue returned to his roots, to teach mathematics at Trinity. Just one year later, he joined Principal Dan Zoeller's staff as Dean of Studies for the Advanced and Honors Programs.

Marty and his wife, Cathy (Tewell), were married in 1974. They have two children, Marty (Michelle Alsip) and Hollie (John Michael Hayden '02), and four grandchildren, Ethan, Garrett, Liam and Jacob.


Brian Monell

Phone: 502.736.2160

Mr. Brian Monell, a 1986 Trinity alumnus, is the Director of the Trinity Annual Fund with the Trinity High School Foundation. In his role, Mr. Monell works with Alumni, and the volunteer-led Trinity Annual Fund Committee to raise funds for tuition assistance.

Brian is a 1990 graduate of Western Kentucky University where he majored in Broadcast Communications. Mr. Monell has extensive experience in the private sector and non-profit world including ACCENT InterMedia, ATA College, the American Heart Association and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He and his wife, Anne, are the proud parents of Christopher (Class of 2019) and Natalie. They are members at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Member, CASE District III - Council for the Advancement and Support of Education; Partners In Mission, National Advancement Conference for Catholic Schools; Dale Carnegie Leadership Course; The Robert F. Sharp Planned Giving Course; The Fundraising School, Indiana University


Erica Morrison

Phone: 502.736.8285

Erica proudly joined the Trinity family in 2016 as a member of the Business Department team.  She is responsible for accounts payable, payroll and human resources.  Although new to Trinity, Erica has over 15 years of experience in the accounting field. 

She is married to Nicholas Morrison and they have three boys, Owen, Trevor and Jack.  They are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.  


Robert Mullen

Phone: 502.736.2170

Dr. Mullen was named President of Trinity High School in October 2000. A 1977 graduate of Trinity, he returned in August 1982 to begin his career in teaching. He earned a Doctorate in Education in 1998 and holds two other graduate degrees, including a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. He also holds state certification as a secondary school principal.

While at Trinity he has held numerous positions - teacher, coach, campus minister, dean of students, director of development, director of special projects and assistant principal. Dr. Mullen has served as a state-certified, quality award senior examiner and is proficient in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria. He excels in the areas of strategic planning and quality initiatives.

He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and lives with his wife Kathy and their four children, Katie, Scott '06, Leah and Will '19.

Awards and designations

Anne Horrigan Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies (Spalding University); Distinguished Graduate Award, St. Raphael the Archangel School; Trinity Honor Alumnus (1998); Gallery of Distinguished Graduates, Bellarmine University; Bingham Fellow; Leadership Education alumnus; Leadership Louisville alumnus; senior examiner, Commonwealth of Kentucky Quality Award; presenter at local, regional and national education conferences.


Jeffrey Noe

Phone: 502.736.8277

Jeff joined the Trinity IT Department in the fall of 2004. Prior to Trinity, Jeff spent 15 years in the health insurance industry where he started after graduating from the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Business Administration. Jeff worked with several entities where he was primarily responsible for directing provider reimbursement and contracting deparments.

Jeff is married to Laura Noe and they have a daughter Ella. Jeff's interest include cycling, kayaking and golf.

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2014)


Gary Owens

Phone: 502.736.8228

A lifetime native of Louisville, Gary graduated from Trinity High School in 1988. He received his B.A. in English in 1995 and M.A.T. in 1997 from the University of Louisville. He came to Trinity in the Fall of 1997 and has taught English and Creative Writing ever since. Gary is also Co-chair of the English Department and has coached receivers for the Varsity Football Team since 1999. Before that, he spent five years coaching freshman receivers. He coached freshman and JV Basketball from 1997 until 2004, and was a member of the staff that reached the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history.

Gary is happily married to the former Elizabeth Topor, whose brother Matt graduated in 2000. They have two sons, Patrick Stephen (born 2002), and Nicholas Joseph (born 2003), and a daughter, Allison Rose (born 2007). His outside interests include reading, running, and ESPN.

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2002, 2004-05); varsity assistant on 10 football state championship teams in 12 years, the most in a 12-year period in state history.


Randal Perkins

Phone: 502.736.8261

Mr. Perkins joined the Trinity faculty in 2014. He teaches sophomore Academic English, junior Traditional English, and Philosophy. He serves as a moderator for the speech and debate team and FBLA, and leads senior retreats.

Prior to teaching at Trinity, Mr. Perkins worked for JCPS from 2009-2014, teaching at Westport Middle School and Farnsley Middle School. Mr. Perkins practiced law for 15 years prior to teaching. He grew up in western Kentucky (Mayfield) and obtained his B.S. from Murray State University in 1991. He received his J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1994, and he will receive his MAT from Morehead State University. 

In 2011, Mr. Perkins was selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities' Teaching American History program. In 2013 and again in 2015, he was named a McConnell Center Teacher Scholar. He also has been selected to attend several Liberty Fund educational conferences across the country, studying various elements of political philosophy and U.S. history.

Mr. Perkins and his wife, Colleen, were married in 1994, and they have three children—Adam (born 1996), Grace (born 1998) and Robbie (Trinity Class of 2019).    

 

Awards and designations

National Endowment for the Humanities’ Teaching American History program (2011); McConnell Center Teacher Scholar (2013, 2015)


Joseph Porter

Phone: 502.736.2119

A 1978 graduate of Trinity High School and a lifelong Louisville resident, Mr. Porter returned to his alma mater after serving as a Youth Minister, and taught in the Theology Department for more than 30 years. He did his undergraduate work at both Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville, and holds a Masters in Religious Studies from Spalding University.

Mr. Porter has served in a variety of capacities at Trinity including coaching basketball, working with the Red Cross Bloodmobile, working retreats, serving as Director of Students, Director of Activities and, for 16 years, Vice President for School Advancement.

Currently, he serves the school as Social Media Liaison. He and his wife, Jean, have two children, Andrew '03 and Anna. The Porters attend St. William Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Board member, St. Matthews Area Business Association; music minister, Church of the Epiphany and Ascension Catholic Church; Service Award, Red Cross Bloodmobile (1994, 1995); Rev. Thomas Duerr Teacher of the Year Award (2000); Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Award of Merit for the "Brothers for Life" senior poster (2003); CASE Award for Excellence for the Trinity High School Viewbook/CD (2005); Honor Alumnus at Trinity High School (2008); Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Alumni Relations (2014); Presidential Team Shamrock Awards for Community Service and Admissions (2016); more than 30 years of service in Catholic education at Trinity High School.


Jason Rand

Phone: 502.736.8282

I graduated from Trinity in 2005. I continued my education at the University of Louisville as an engineering major.  Determining that the engineering world did not feel right to me, I switched my major to mathematics, earning my bachelor's degree in 2009. 

While studying math, I realized I wanted a career where I helped people. I remembered my time at Trinity, the teachers who helped me, friends I made and the man I became, and I realized I wanted to teach. I earned my masters in secondary education in 2010 from UofL.

After graduating I taught math at Western and Jeffersontown High Schools before returning to Trinity. While at those two schools I was the quick recall coach and a senior class sponsor at Western. 

Outside of teaching I enjoy many things. I love to learn, not just about mathematics, but history and space as well. I love to try new restaurants around Louisville. I am a huge sports fan, outside of rooting for Trinity, I cheer for UofL and New York Pro teams (Giants, Yankees, Knicks and Rangers).


Keith Rapp

Phone: 502.736.8225

Mr. Keith Rapp began teaching at Trinity in 2002. He taught two years at Fairdale High School and came to Trinity after teaching seven years at DeSales High School. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Education with a minor in History at Spalding University in 1991. In December of 2001, he completed a Masters Degree in History at the University of Louisville. He serves as the co-chair of the Social Studies Department, a mentor in Dante House, and as co-chair of the AdvancEd Re-accreditation Committee. In addition, he works in both the junior & senior retreat programs. In May 2013, Mr. Rapp was named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School. While at Trinity, Mr. Rapp has taught World Geography, American Civics, World History and US History.

Mr. Rapp is a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have two daughters, Alexandra Marie, born in July 2002 and Sabina Leigh, born in May 2006.

Awards and designations

Catholic Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Award (2008); Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program Outstanding Educator Award (1998); English Speaking Union Scholarship to Oxford University (Oxford, England) (1990); Honorary Alumnus, Trinity High School (2013); instructor in archdiocesan RCIA Program.


Scott Ross

Phone: 502.736.8215

Mr. Scott Ross is a music teacher and director of ensembles here at Trinity. Scott's passion for music was sparked when he was a high school student and was challenged by his choral teacher to conduct a piece for his senior concert. From that moment, Scott has dedicated his time and energy to sharing his joy and knowledge of music with young people.

Mr. Ross received his B.A. in Music Education from Berea College in 1996. While studying at Berea, Scott was honored to serve as the Assistant Director of Bands. After a few years of teaching band and chorus and serving as a church music director, Mr. Ross earned an M.A. in Music from Asbury Theological Seminary (2000). Since that time, Scott has taught music at various schools, both public and private, and has been recognized by administrators, parents, students, and colleagues as an innovative and accomplished choral/instrumental conductor.

In addition to his duties at Trinity, Mr. Ross also maintains a sizable studio of private students and serves as Worship Pastor at his church.

Scott lives with his wife, Angela, and their two children.

Awards and designations

Rank I certified teacher; Orff certified music teacher; selected as tenor vocal soloist for the Asbury Seminary Performance Series (Handel's Messiah, multiple years); Berea College Irene Zeigler Award for Outstanding Graduate in Music Education (1996); Guest conductor and clinician at multiple community events and festivals


Betty Roth

Phone: 502.736.8288

Ms. Roth serves as Trinity High School's full-time nurse. She was named an Honorary Alumna of Trinity in 2015. 

Awards and designations

Fultz-Demling Award for service (2005, 2011); Honorary Alumna (2015)


Edward Rudolph

Phone: 502.736.8243

In 1989, Mr. Eddie Rudolph began serving as a member of the Trinity faculty. His current assignment is teaching Freshman Biology. Mr. Rudolph has also taught General Science and Biology II.

Mr. Rudolph has served as Trinity's head wrestling coach for 13 years. While at Trinity, Mr. Rudolph has also coached football (10 years) and track (23 years).

Mr. Rudolph was awarded "Athletic Coach of the Year" in 1996, 2005, and 2013 and was made an honorary alumnus in 1995.

Mr. Rudolph grew up in New Albany, Indiana, where he currently resides with his wife Jennifer and his two girls, Sophie and Abbie. A 1981 graduate of Providence High School, Mr. Rudolph earned his degree from Indiana University in 1989. He received his masters in education from I.U. in 1998.

"I remember coming to Trinity in 1989. I was so intimidated by the overall size of the school and the reputation of the athletic teams. As a teacher and a coach I couldn't have landed in a better place." Mr Rudolph also participates in the school's retreat programs. "Senior retreats are the culmination of all of our hard work at Trinity. It makes me proud to say I work at Trinity when I look at the way these men have grown to be great people. I am also thankful for all the parental support over the years." Trinity---"forever!"

Awards and designations

Athletic Coach of the Year at Trinity (1996, 2005, 2013); named Honorary Alumnus (1996)


Monica Saxton

Phone: 502.736.2104

Monica is originally from Dayton, Ohio. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Journalism. Since 2012, she has been filling in, as needed, at the reception desk. Monica is currently sharing receptionist duties, working in the Rotunda.

She is married to Rob Saxton H'15. They have three sons: Bret '05, Kyle '05 and Troy '12.


Bret Saxton

Phone: 502.736.2180

Bret Saxton '05 joined Trinity in 2015 as a member of the Admissions department as well as an assistant coach for the Varsity basketball team.

Bret earned a Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown College in Communication and Media Studies. After college, Bret moved to Virginia Beach, spending three years there with MID Inc. before returning to Kentucky to take a Human Resource position with Advocate Homes in Danville, Kentucky.  

While at Trinity, Bret was a member of the 2004 Trinity basketball team that was the first Trinity basketball team to win the Seventh Region and play in Rupp Arena.

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award for admissions (2016)


Rob Saxton

Phone: 502.736.2132

Rob Saxton joined Trinity in 2001 as a para-professional and head freshman basketball coach. In 2005, he transitioned to a full time position at Trinity when he became the school’s Director of Finance and Administration and a member of the senior administrative team, while continuing his basketball coaching role.

In 2014, he assumed the role of Director of Athletics. He was named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity in 2015. 

Saxton earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He was a United States Marine Corps officer for four years and spent 15 years working in the corporate world at PepsiCo and YUM! Brands. Saxton has coached at the youth, AAU and high school levels for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Monica, were married in 1981 and have three children: Bret ’05, Kyle ’05 and Troy ’12.

Awards and designations

Named Honorary Alumnus of Trinity (2015)


Pete Schroeder

Phone: 502.736.8256

Pete graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He was licensed as a CPA in 2000 and worked in various corporate accounting roles in different companies in Louisville. Before attending UofL, Pete was an Army infantryman stationed in Camp Casey, Korea & Fort Knox.  

Pete also earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Cumberlands. Pete taught in JCPS, where he taught Accounting & Finance, Business Management & Digital Literacy as well as serving as a School Technology Coordinator.  

At Trinity, Pete teaches in the Business & Technology department, and he will moderate the Investment Club. He also serves as Trinity's head coach for lacrosse, a program which he helped initiate at the school. Since 2002, the program has won over 200 games, five state championships and finished as state runners-up six times.  

He and his wife Kelly live in Louisville.       

Awards and designations

Trinity Honorary Alumnus 2016; Kentucky Lacrosse Association Boys Coach of the Year 2008 & 2011; Kentucky Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame 2015; Kentucky Colonel


Bernard Schum

Phone: 502.736.8224

Mr. Bernie Schum attended the University of Louisville where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a political science minor. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Louisville in 1997. He began working at Trinity High School in 2004. Before that he spent seven years as a teacher at Holy Cross High School. He holds a Master Catechist Certification from the Archdiocese of Louisville and received a Master's of Theological Studies from St. Meinrad in 2014.

Mr. Schum served on the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Executive Board from 1998-2004. He has been featured multiple times in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and received the Professional Contribution Award from the University of Louisville in 1997. He was awarded the Trinity High School Moderator of the Year in 2006.

His wife, Kathy, teaches English at Assumption High School and they are members of St. Margaret Mary Parish. They have two children, Marcus and Ruth.

He is the Patrick House Director and sponsor of the Literary Book Club.

Awards and designations

Board member and newsletter editor, Kentucky Council of Teachers of English (1998-2004); Teacher's Advisory Committee, Actor's Theater of Louisville; Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2003, 2006); Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program Teacher of Impact Award (2002); English Speaking Union Teacher Scholarship to Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (2001); Belfer Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (1998); Professional Contribution Award (1997); Trinity Moderator of the Year (2006).


Robert Seng

Phone: 502.736.8244

Inspired by great teachers (and future Trinity Hall of Fame members) Father Kevin Caster and Mr. Rich Rostel, Rob Seng felt like teaching might one day be a good career choice. After marrying an English teacher, Rob finally heeded the call and began teaching at Trinity in 2002. 

Over the course of his teaching career, Rob has been a Mentor and Director for Merton House as well as coach of the Speech Team and J/V Quick Recall team. Along with colleagues Jason Daniel and Adam Klein, he presented a seminar at the national NCTE on Digital Storytelling. He has also created and taught two elective courses in Media Literacy and History of Popular Music. He completed his M.A.T. at Bellarmine in 2008.

When not enjoying free time with his wife, Lanette, and their twins, Claire and Ethan, Rob can be found perusing record stores for new finds to his vinyl and CD collection. He currently is a Mentor in Seton House and also moderates the Film Club.

Awards and designations

Frequently published as music and movie reviewer.


James Serochi

Phone: 502.736.8203

Mr. Serochi received his B.A. in Studio Art and a Minor in Art History from the University of Kentucky and studied photography and social media in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Serochi will be the moderator for the Photography Club, Drumline, and will be a mentor in Merton House.

He is a graduate of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, a free-lance photographer, and enjoys soccer, running, biking, and physical endurance events such as the Tough Mudder®.


Jorge Serrano

Phone: 502.736.8245

Jorge Serrano is an architect and Spanish teacher who earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Santo Tomas de Aquino University in Colombia, his native country. He has also earned teaching certification from Northern Kentucky University.

Mr. Serrano worked nine years as a designer at an architecture firm in Louisville and in past years he has taught Spanish in the Jefferson County Public School system.

Mr. Serrano and his wife Leonor have two children: Jorge Jr. and Maria.

Awards and designations

Juvenal Moya Regional Award, Multi-Family Dwelling Category, awarded for best design on a small urban lot, 1996; published in PROA


Jocelyn Shi

Phone: 502.736.8265

Ms. Shi is from mainland China and joined the Trinity community in August 2014. She teaches Chinese, her native language.

She has taught Chinese at Kentucky Chinese School since 2011. Previously, she taught Chinese Language at Axon Language School in Greece while she lived in Patras, Greece.

She earned her MBA degree from the New York Institute of Technology.

Ms. Shi is married and has two children, Sophia and Ryan. During her free time, she enjoys travel and great food.


Lucia Simpson

Phone: 502.736.8273

Lucia Simpson began teaching English at Trinity in 2002. She joined the Counseling Department in 2008 as the Academic and Honors Freshman Counselor, and became the Traditional Program Counselor in 2011. She is also the co-chair of the Counseling Department. In addition to her counseling duties, Lucia teaches English. Lucia is also a mentor in the Gonzaga House and works with T-PASS Advising, Trinity's advising program to help academically at-risk students. Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, she taught developmental writing at Eastern Kentucky University and worked with the Shedd Dyslexia Association as an auditory processing instructor, reading and writing tutor, and supervisor.

Lucia graduated from Brescia University in 2000 with a B.A. in English and a minor in women's studies, from Eastern Kentucky University in 2001 with an M.A. in English with an emphasis in American literature, and from Indiana University Southeast in 2008 with an M.S. in School Counseling. She is a member of the Kentucky School Counselors Association, the American School Counselors Association, and the Learning Disabilities Association of America. She is married to Josh, an Associate Professor of English at Sullivan University. They have two sons—Charlie, born in August of 2012, and Sam, born in November of 2015. They are members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.


Michael Snyder

Phone: 502.736.2172

Mike was named Trinity's Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2012. He is a 2002 Graduate of Trinity, where he was a three-year varsity starter, two-time All-State selection and a member of the 2001 State Championship team.

Mike graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Exercise Science. In 2010-11, he was a member of the United States National Bobsled team and competed internationally.

Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

 

Awards and designations

Athletic Coach of the Year Award (2016)


Mary Ann Snyder

Phone: 502.736.2101

Ms. Snyder was born and raised in New York and is a graduate of Spalding University. She joined the staff of Trinity in April 2000 as an administrative assistant/office manager in Academic Services.

Ms. Snyder has two wonderful children, Christina and Michael. Christina and her husband, Cory Hahn, are the proud parents of Owen and Harper. Her son, Michael is married to the lovely Ashley Garcia Snyder. Michael, a member of the Class of 2002, is currently employed as the strength and conditioning teacher and coach at Trinity. Previously, Michael competed as a member of the United States Bobsled team.

Ms. Snyder enjoys spending time with Christina and Michael and her grandchildren, reading pretty much anything and daydreaming about spending long, quiet days on a beach somewhere.

Awards and designations

Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2013)


Aaron Striegel

Phone: 502.736.2121

Dr. Aaron Striegel is a native of Southern Indiana, where he graduated from Floyd Central high school in 1979. During his high school career Aaron lettered in three varsity sports; cross country, basketball and track. He was featured in Sports Illustrated and Runner's World for his running prowess. On April 15, 2012, Aaron was selected to the third Hall of Fame class for Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, IN. Dr. Striegel was elected for his contributions to education and service to mankind.

After graduating from Floyd Central, Aaron attended Georgetown College. At Georgetown, he played basketball, ran track and made the Dean's list. He graduated in 1985 with a double major in history and religion.

In 1987, Aaron earned his Master's degree from Southern Seminary, in Divinity and Christian education. In 2002, Aaron received his Ph.D. in philosophy; his dissertation was entitled, "An Adolescent Development Guide for Middle School Parents: Understanding Stages of Development, Changes in Personality and Parenting Techniques." Dr. Striegel also holds certifications as a licensed chemical dependency counselor, Master Addictions counselor, social studies teacher and has a Rank 1 in secondary education.

Currently, Dr. Striegel serves as the Advanced Placement school counselor for Trinity High School. This is Aaron's 29th year in education and his 15th year at Trinity. Aaron counsels all the Advanced students, freshmen through seniors. 

In addition to his counseling duties, Dr. Striegel teaches two classes per semester. Aaron teaches Senior Capstone and Issues in Alcohol and other Drugs. Aaron designed both these popular elective courses. Dr. Striegel also serves as a Trinity Faculty Senate Member and is a Mentor for Toussaint House. Furthermore, Aaron serves as a senior retreat leader and directs Trinity's alcohol/drug prevention programs. For 20 years, Dr. Striegel coached basketball and track but retired from coaching in 2005 after the Rocks won the Kentucky High School state track championship.

Dr. Striegel has served churches in Kentucky and Indiana for more than 30 years. In ministry, Dr. Striegel is noted for taking struggling churches and building them up until they become self sufficient by calling a full time pastor. Currently, Dr. Striegel is serving as the Pastor of Buckner Christian Church in Buckner, Kentucky.

Aaron is married to the former Merry Miller. Merry is a Nurse Practitioner, holding a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Nursing and a Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Louisville. They reside in Georgetown, Indiana. The Striegels have six children. Gerry, a 2007 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, is a supervisor for Special Security Services in Louisville, Kentucky; Jacob and his wife Kristina are both 2008 graduates of Hanover College. Jacob serves as a full-time youth minister at Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, Indiana, and Kristina teaches Spanish at a Catholic school in Batesville, Indiana. Les '08, is an electrician for the Bland Corporation; 16-year-old Anna, 13-year-old Kody and seven-year-old Layla round out the family.

 

Awards and designations

1985 Phi Alpha Theta National History Honorary Award; 1993 Indiana Youth Investment Award from the Indiana Youth Institute, Indianapolis for drug prevention work in the Community; 1995 Commendation Award from the National Commission on Drunk Driving for prevention work with the Indiana Excise Police; 1996 International Who's Who Recognition; 1996 Touchstone Award from Jewish Hospital/Business First Magazine, Louisville, KY for volunteer work with disadvantaged youth in Southern Indiana; 1998 Presenter, National Conference on Character Education, St. Louis, MO; 2000-01 coached the Louisville (KY) Collegiate School's 7th Grade Girl's basketball team to an undefeated season; 2002 Authored the book "How to Raise Adolescents: A Guide for Middle School Parents," published by Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville, KY; 2003 Pastor's Recognition Award given by the New Albany District (IN) of the United Methodist Church for Outstanding Church Growth; 2004-06 Who's Who among America's High School Teachers; 2005 Assistant Coach Trinity High School, Louisville, KY Boy's State Track Championship. The school's first track title since 1978; 2007 Elected by the citizens of Georgetown, IN to the Town Board. Aaron's term runs from 2008 to 2012; 2008 Presenter "Millennial Generation Workshop" to other Catholic high schools in Louisville, KY; 2009 Presenter "Parents and Teens, Learning how to Communicate" for Norton Suburban Hospital Marshall Center for Women's Health and Education Center; 2009-10 Presenter - Parent Forum on "Cyber bullying" and "Spring Hazards for High School Students" at Trinity High School; 2008-10 National Nominating Committee for National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine, Washington D.C.; 2010 Cambridge Society Who's Who; 2011 Biltmore Who's Who in education; 2012 Hall of Fame for Floyd Central High School, Floyds Knobs, IN; Presidential Shamrock Award, 2013 for counseling department excellence; 2016 Honorary Alumnus Designation by Trinity's senior class


Randall Stumler

Phone: 502.736.8241

Mr. Stumler began his teaching career at Trinity in 1999, after having served as Chief Investigator for the Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney in Indiana. He received a B.S. in Business and B.S. in Science Education from Indiana University Southeast. He received his Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2001.  

Mr. Stumler was the founding Director of Toussaint House. He has served as leader of the Chess Club, Investment Club and JUG proctor. He was also an Adjunct Faculty member at Indiana University Southeast and a faculty member for Governor's Scholars of Kentucky at the Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University campuses.

In 2008, Mr. Stumler accepted a teaching position with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe. He and his family spent eight years in the Azores, and then Belgium, teaching physics, chemistry, mathematics, and AP courses. While overseas, Mr. Stumler was a coach, leader of Future Educators and a leader on the school accreditation teams at Lajes & SHAPE High Schools. He also continued his professional development with distance learning classes through the University of Virginia, University of Maryland and the University of San Diego.

In 2016, Mr. Stumler returned to the Louisville area with his family, and returned to Trinity as a chemistry teacher, Toussaint House Director and Science Department Co-Chair. He is proud to have been welcomed back to the Trinity Family and excited about the new opportunities that present themselves at this dynamic school.

Mr. Stumler, his wife Karen, and his family are members of Holy Family Parish in New Albany.  

Awards and designations

SET Sail STEM Educator Training US Navy Academy 2015; DoDDS Mediterranean District Teaching with Technology iPod Award SY 2008-09; Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board Member 2004 to 2008; Presenter at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Chicago, IL September, 2006; Presenter at Kentucky Teaching and Learning Conference Louisville, KY 2005; Presenter at Kentucky Teaching and Learning Conference Louisville, KY 2003; Toyota International Teacher Program 2002; Presenter at Ohio Catholic Education Association Columbus, OH 2001


Barry Swearingen

Phone: 502.736.8267

A 1999 Graduate of the University of Louisville, Mr. Swearingen is proud to be a teacher at Trinity High School. He has a Masters Degree in Physical Education and Health. Barry is co-chair of the Physical Education and Health department, a Gonzaga House mentor and a member of the Student Lifestyles committee. Barry is an assistant coach of Trinity's varsity soccer team. He is also an assistant coach on the Trinity Track and Field team where he works with the High, Triple and Long Jump athletes. The Track team won back-to-back State Championships in 2004-05.

Barry is Married to Megan Reynolds Swearingen, and has five children Alexis, Maddi, Audrey, Wyatt and Noah.

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2001); undefeated as JV soccer coach (2002, 2007, 2009).


Michael Szabo

Phone: 502.736.2176

Mike Szabo came to Trinity in 2001 as head basketball coach of the Shamrocks.

Over his career at Trinity, he has led the Rocks to their first trip to the state tournament in 2004 and again in 2012, 2014 and 2016, winning the school’s first-ever state championship at Rupp Arena in 2012. He has also led the team to three Lexington Holiday Classic championships, a King of the Bluegrass championship, as well as four Louisville Invitational Tournament championships. His 2005, ‘10, ‘12 and ‘13 teams finished the regular season ranked No.1 in Kentucky. The 2012 team also was ranked 37th in the U.S. by ESPN/Powerade. Szabo was awarded the statewide Coach-of-the-Year award in 2005, ‘10 and ‘12. He has compiled a 345-127 record at Trinity and a 467-191 career record as a head coach.

Additionally, 34 of Szabo’s former Trinity basketball players have gone on to play collegiately, with many other alumni earning full academic scholarships.

Szabo is a native of New Hampshire and came to Trinity via Fort Worth Country Day School (FWCD) in Fort Worth, Tex. He led FWCD to two consecutive 20-win seasons. In his third year, he won a Southwest Preparatory State Championship. He was also named the 2001 Texas private school Coach of the Year by The Fort Worth Star Telegram. Additionally, Szabo was an assistant coach under Kevin O’Neill at Northwestern University. He also served as director of athletics and head basketball coach at Washington College Academy in Tennessee for the first four years of his career.

Szabo earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Plymouth State College (Plymouth, NH) in 1992.

He and his wife, Laurie, have two children, Karley and Ella.

Awards and designations

Athletic Coach of the Year (2004, 2012)


Steven Todd

Phone: 502.736.2126

Mr. Todd started his career at Trinity in 1996 as the Computer Lab Manager. As his IT experience and knowledge increased, so did his responsibilities. As Network Administrator, Mr. Todd managed the growth from one student computer lab with 15 computers and one server to several hundred computers throughout the campus and twelve servers.

Mr. Todd attended Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Florida, and graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in History and teaching certification.

Mr. Todd now serves Trinity as the IT Coordinator. Both he and his wife, Sherry, are lifelong educators and have two sons, Carter '00 and Aaron. They also have been blessed with one granddaughter, Taylor Marie.

 

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2014)


Steven Tompkins

Phone: 502.736.8220

A graduate of the University of Louisville, Mr. Steven Tompkins '81 teaches Spanish and serves in the athletic department as Director of Sports Ministry for all students and student-athletes. He is mentor for the Gonzaga House in Trinity's House System.

Since coming to Trinity in 1996, Mr. Tompkins has served as Trinity's Senior Development Officer, Director of Alumni Affairs, Director of the Annual Fund, was the head golf coach for four years and the head baseball coach for 12 years.

He is married to the former Ms. Agina (Missy) Meagher and together they have three children, Meaghen, Mallory and Mitchell (Trinity Class of 2016).

Awards and designations

Inducted into Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) 2015; Trinity Athletic Coach of the Year (2008); Voice-Tribune Coach of the Year in baseball (2004, 2005)


James Torra

Phone: 502.736.2120

Mr. James Torra was born and raised in Pittsfield, MA and attended Keene State College in New Hampshire. Upon his graduation in 2001 with a BS in Biology and Teaching Certification he began his teaching career at Sanborn High School in Kingston, NH. After spending two years as the Varsity basketball Head Coach and teacher at Sanborn he moved to Louisville accepting a teaching and coaching position at Trinity High School in 2004. In 2006, Mr. Torra earned his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton.

Since his arrival, Mr. Torra has taught freshman level biology and senior level anatomy and physiology. He has also served as the Head Assistant Varsity basketball coach along with coaching the JV team for three seasons. In 2013, Mr. Torra also began working in admissions at Trinity. He was named an Honorary Alumnus at Trinity in 2012. 

Mr. Torra is married to the former Leandra L. Rice of Elizabethtown, KY. They have a daughter Tenley and son Raylan.

Awards and designations

Mr. Torra was named Coach of the Year (2009); Teacher of the Year (2010); named an Honorary Alumnus at Trinity (2012)


Chris Toth

Phone: 502.736.2122

Mr. Chris Toth, a 2006 Trinity alumnus, serves as Director of Alumni Relations and Communications. He took over this role in 2015. Prior to that, he worked in the admissions department within the Office for School Advancement.

His current duties include coordinating class reunions for Trinity alumni; producing The Leader magazine, a 70-plus-page quarterly publication that is mailed to more than 23,000 constituents; serving as the liaison between the 15,500-member-strong Trinity Alumni Association and the administration; and public relations duties such as distributing press releases to local media.

Born and raised in Louisville, Mr. Toth attended Holy Spirit grade school, Trinity High School and The University of Louisville (Sports Administration). He remains a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Toth also serves as an assistant varsity basketball coach and head junior varsity basketball coach.

"The opportunity Trinity has given me to come back and share the Trinity experience with current students and alumni is something I could not pass up. Being able to work with great people and great students each day is something that is very rare. I am humbled, blessed and excited and to be a part of the Trinity Family."

 

Awards and designations

Volunteer, Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY, 2009-Present; Volunteer, Shooting for the Stars Down Syndrome Awareness Basketball Camp, Louisville, KY, 2006 – Present.


Chad Waggoner

Phone: 502.736.8252

Chad L. Waggoner had not envisioned a career in education. After he graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN (B.S. 1994), he made plans to further his education at a law school. However, while working for a local firm Mr. Waggoner realized that he missed being involved with history. He changed his plans and finished his M.A.T. at the University of Louisville in 1997. After starting his teaching career at Marion County High School in central Kentucky he joined the Trinity staff in 1998.

"I truly love Trinity. The administration is supportive, the staff works extremely well together, and the students are motivated and desire success. Trinity allows me to watch young men grow into Christian community leaders." He teaches World Civilization, U.S. Civil War and Film Study.

In addition to his teaching duties Mr. Waggoner is the Director of Special Events for the Athletic Department after a successful tenure as the head cross country coach from 2002 to 2015 where he led the Runnin' Rocks to two state championships (2006 & 2010) and five state runner-up finishes (2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, & 2013). Mr. Waggoner was also the distance track coach at Trinity, which won the team state championship in 2005 and 2006. Coach Waggoner coached over 90 first team, second team, or honorable mention all-state runners, and was named the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Kentucky Cross Country Coach of the Year (2010), Class AAA Kentucky Coach of the Year (2006, 2010), as we well as the Area 3 (greater Louisville) Coach of the Year for 2002 - 2004, 2006, & 2010. He was also named Trinity's Athletic Coach of the Year for 2006 & 2010. Additionally, Coach Waggoner served the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association as President (2012 -1016). Coach Waggoner has also been included in the Gatorade Partnership Summit due to his role as Meet Director of the Trinity Invitational, one of the premier cross country meets in the nation.

Mr. Waggoner also serves as a Director of Romero House and the moderator for the Outdoor club.

He has two sons, RiLee (Trinity Class of 2020) and Keegan (Class of 2022)

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers (2005-2008); Disney Teacher of Excellence Award nominee (2005); Kentucky Cross Country Coaches Association President (2012 - ); Kentucky Cross Country Coaches Association President (2012 - ); Kentucky Class AAA Cross Country Coach of the Year (2006); Area Three (Greater Louisville) Cross Country Coach of the Year (2002-04, 2006); KTCCCA Area 3 Track and Cross Country Representative (2007- present); Jefferson County Public Schools Champion for Children (2004, 2005).


Deborah Walling

Phone: 502.736.8249

I knew I wanted to be a teacher even when I was a little girl. Happily I can report that I still love what I do. Teachers not only help students to learn a particular academic area, but they also have the awesome responsibility of improving students as people. I was inspired by many wonderful "teachers" in my life such as my mom, my aunts, my 8th grade English teacher and Christ. My personal teaching philosophy is competency and caring. It is important to me to inspire respect and kindness to others among my students.

I attended public schools through high school in my hometown of Evansville, IN. However, for college I attended a Methodist college -- the University of Evansville. I taught three years in the public schools after graduation while I completed my Masters degree. Next I moved to Louisville and taught at an all-girls Catholic school. Three years later Angela Merici merged with Bishop David and became Holy Cross -- the coed Catholic high school. I spent thirteen years at Holy Cross as teacher, drama coach and department chair.

In 1996 an exciting opportunity came along -- a chance to teach in the Advanced Placement Program at Trinity High School. I have been here ever since. In addition to my teaching responsibilities I am also the moderator of The Axiom, a showcase magazine for prose, poetry, photographs and art work from the Trinity community.

Awards and designations

City of Louisville Outstanding Teacher Grant (1988-89); lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi; Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers; Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program honored teacher.


Michelle Walters

Phone: 502.736.2139

Mrs. Michelle Walters is the Associate Director of the Trinity Annual Fund with the Trinity High School Foundation. In her role, Mrs. Walters works with Alumni, Parents, Students and the volunteer-led Trinity Annual Fund Committee to raise funds for tuition assistance. She is also responsible for celebraTion, Trinity’s annual fundraising gala event.

Michelle graduated from the University of Louisville in 1986, where she majored in Marketing, and received her MBA from UofL in 1988. She has over 25 years of sales experience with companies such as Churchill Downs, The Courier-Journal and The Record, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Michelle and her husband, Bryan Walters, a 1980 alumnus, have four children; Jessica, Rachael, Kayla and J.D. (Class of 2016). They are members at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Partners In Mission, National Advancement Conference for Catholic Schools; Advancement Partners, National Advancement Conference for Catholic High Schools; The Fundraising School, Indiana University; Phonathon Pro, Wilson-Bennett National Conference; Bucknell University Phonathon Conference; Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2016)


Kevin Wangler

Phone: 502.736.2150

A California native, Mr. Kevin Wangler relocated to Kentucky in 2003, and serves as Trinity's Director of Information Technology. He has worked with Trinity since 2004, and has been a full-time staff member since 2012, previously serving as the Network Administrator.

An avid sports fan, Mr. Wangler follows professional baseball closely, rooting for the Oakland Athletics. He, his wife Theresa (Tracey), and son Noah (b. 2010) attend St. Gregory Parish, where Mr. Wangler serves as a lector, head of the technology committee and chair of the Parish Council.

 

Awards and designations

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE+i); Presidential Team Shamrock Award recipient (2014)


Frank Ward

Phone: 502.736.2196

A graduate of St. Xavier High School (1968) and Trinity (Honorary Alumnus '01), Mr. Ward earned a B.A. in English (with Honors) from the University of Louisville (1973) and a Masters in the Arts of Teaching in English from Spalding University (1975). He received the Outstanding Scholarship Award in 1973 from the University of Louisville and is a member of its Woodcock Society (academic honors society).

Mr. Ward began teaching at Trinity in 1976. Since then he has acted as the Humanities Department chair from 1980 to 1984, the English Department chair from 1984 to 1997, chair or co-chair of three Southern Association of College and Schools accreditation steering committees between 1986 and 2007 and since 1997 has been Director of the Advanced Program. Mr. Ward has been a member of the Governor's Scholar Program faculty at Northern Kentucky University and Bellarmine University campuses since 2000. He has received seven Outstanding Educators Awards from the Governor's Scholars Program between 1993 and 1999 and an Outstanding Educator Award from the Governor's School for the Arts in 2007. He is a National Endowment for the Humanities Independent Studies Fellow, having completed a specialized study in science fiction in 1985. Mr. Ward has written a variety of essays, book reviews and poetry which have appeared in Bitterroot Magazine, KYCTE Journal, the Kentucky Poetry Review, Ball State University Forum, Fantasy Book Magazine, Isaac Asimov Science Fiction Magazine, Owlflight Magazine, Pandora Magazine, The Library Journal, Haunts Magazine, Space and Time, Amazing Magazine and the Warner Books anthology Perpetual Light.

Since 1980, Mr. Ward has been an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association. He is also a member of the National Council of English Teachers, the National Association for Gifted Education, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Currently Mr. Ward teaches Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. He is also the chair of the Advanced Program Department and a member of Standards and Policy Committee, and a faculty mentor of Seton House. He is also a member of the Teacher Advisory Boards of Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Awards and designations

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Award (1985); member, Science Fiction Writers of America (1980-present); published short story writer, essayist, screenwriter and poet with work appearing in Analog Magazine, Ball State University Forum, the Kentucky National Council of English Teachers Journal, Library Journal and others; staff member at the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program, focusing on literary studies and creative writing (2000-present). He was the recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Award in 2015; Trinity's Fr. Thomas Duerr Award in 1983, The Sheeran Award in 1987, and The Gene Eckert Award in 2016.


Parker Whitehouse

Phone: 502.736.8250

Mr. Parker Whitehouse is a 2009 graduate of the Owensboro Catholic Schools system. He came to Trinity in 2014 from the University of Kentucky, where he completed both his undergraduate degree and his Master's degree in Secondary Social Studies Education.

Mr. Whitehouse currently teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History as well as Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics. He is an assistant coach on the Academic Team, co-sponsor of the Ski and Snowboard club, and is a proud mentor in Dante House. He and his wife, Annie, a medical student at the University of Louisville, were married in July 2014 and currently enjoy residing in the Highlands and attending St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Winner of the National C3 Teachers Inquiry Competition for his teaching inquiry: “Is the Internet Good for Democracy?” (2016) Member of the Honorary Order of KY Colonels for his services to the state through the Governor’s Scholars Program (2011-2015). Selected as Exhibitor at the National Council for the Social Studies while in graduate School at University of Kentucky (2013)


Keith Wiedmar

Phone: 502.736.8206

Graduating from Centre College in 1978, I spent the next 27 years teaching science at North Bullitt High School. After three years at North Oldham High School, I arrived at Trinity as a member of the Science department in 2008.

I share my home with six dogs, a snapping turtle, several aquariums of fish, a small collection of tarantulas and my wife, Joyce. My two children, Matthew and Allison, are on their own for the most part. I enjoy sports of all kinds as a spectator and a participant.

 

Awards and designations

Teacher of the Year, North Bullitt High School (1985, 1990, 1998, 2002); Teacher of the Quarter, North Oldham High School (2007).


Alan Wilson

Phone: 502.736.8251

Mr. Alan Wilson is a 1987 graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.A. with two majors: French and Visual Arts. In 1996, he received his M.A.T. from U of L with a major in French. Mr. Wilson came to Trinity in 2000. He has been in the teaching profession since 1987.

Mr. Wilson has been in Who's Who of America's Teachers and was awarded the 2005 Moderator of the Year by his peers at Trinity. He is Trinity's Moderator of the French Scrabble Team, French Club, and French National Honor Society. Mr. Wilson is a Flannan House Mentor. He teaches French, Art and Art History, and was voted 'Trinity Teacher of the Year' (by students) in 2013.

 

Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers; coach, French Scrabble Team City League, first place varsity and JV (2004, 2005); Trinity Club Moderator of the Year (2005); Thomas Sheeran Teacher of the Year (2013)


Larry Winegarden

Phone: 502.736.8236

I grew up in Brownsville, Tennessee, and graduated from Haywood County High. I earned a B.S. degree in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee. I also hold M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in Educational Leadership from West Georgia College. I've worked as science teacher, coach and administrator in more than 40 years of service in education in Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. I'm married and have three sons. My youngest son, Chris Richardson is in his 4th-year residency at UC Hospital in Cincinnati. Chris graduated from Trinity in 2002. My second oldest son, Adam is the head football coach at Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama. My oldest son, Jared, is in the United States Army, serving as a recruiter in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He has attained the rank of Platoon First Sergeant and has been awarded three Bronze Stars in his tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. My wife, Joy, is a microbiologist at Norton Hospital.

 


Richard Wunderlin

Phone: 502.736.8280

Mr. Wunderlin is a 1972 graduate of Trinity High School, a 1975 graduate of St. Louis University, and received his M.A.T. from the University of Louisville in 1991. After graduating from SLU he taught and coached for 13 years in St. Louis before returning to Louisville in 1988.

After 12 years teaching and coaching in local Catholic high schools he joined the Trinity faculty in the fall of 2001. Mr. Wunderlin teaches Junior and Senior Calculus and Senior Pre-Calculus and is a mentor for Toussaint House. He and wife Anita have five children: Sarah (SHA '04), Rachel (SHA '04), Carrie (SHA '05), Nick (THS '07) and Vinny (THS '12).

 

Awards and designations

Courier-Journal Region Six Basketball Coach of the Year, DeSales High School (1994-95); Catholic Athletic Conference Basketball Coach of the Year, John F. Kennedy High School, St. Louis, MO (1984-85).


John Youngblood

Phone: 502.736.8254

Mr. John Youngblood came to Trinity in 2002 after teaching for four years at Assumption High School.

He holds a B. A. in Theatre Arts, a Masters of Arts degree in Spanish Literature, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Louisville. Here at Trinity he teaches German and Spanish, and moderates the German Scrabble Club and the Trinity Sword Guild. He and his wife Judith have sung with the Kentucky Opera since 1994 and have appeared in many local theatrical productions, including The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore at the Iroquois Amphitheatre, and Guys & Dolls with Music Theatre of Louisville. 

Mr. Youngblood has been playing Bluegrass banjo for some 40 years. He also loves to read horror fiction and philosophy. The Youngbloods have two sons; Orion, 19, graduated from Trinity and now studies Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, while Jack, 17, studies classical and jazz bass as a senior at the Youth Performing Arts School.

Mr. Youngblood has traveled several times to Europe and Africa with Trinity students. In June 2015, John led students to five countries in Europe on a tour focused on World War Two and the Western Front. Students visited England, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria. Among the attractions on this tour were London, the Normandy Beaches in France, the American Cemeteries in France and Belgium, the Battle of the Bulge Memorial at Bastogne, Paris and the Palace of Versailles, Berlin, Munich, Salzburg, the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, and Hitler's Eagles Nest in the Bavarian Alps. 

Awards and designations

Who's Who in America's Colleges and Universities (1975); speaks three languages; adjunct teacher for ACCESS Spanish class at Bellarmine University; received Department of Education grant for travel to Germany (2005); founding member of Sponsor Couple (Marriage Preparation) Ministry at the Cathedral of the Assumption; member of the Kentucky Opera Chorus


David Zettel

Phone: 502.736.2166

Father Dave Zettel '58 is a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville. He came to Trinity in 1966, and after 46 years at Trinity in service to Catholic Education, he has officially retired but remains Trinity's resident chaplain. He has a master's degree in secondary education.

Fr. Zettel continues to work closely with Trinity Campus Ministry and the Theology Department in all areas involving prayer, public worship and retreats. He continues to serve on Trinity's policy-making School Board and Foundation Board.

Awards and designations

Member of the Trinity School Board since its inception in the early 1980s; Trinity Honor Alumnus (1987); received recognition award from his fellow priests of the Archdiocese of Louisville for outstanding pastoral service (2000); St. Matthews Area Chamber of Commerce Community Pride Service Award recipient (2011)


Daniel Zoeller

Phone: 502.736.2103

After 14 years as an English teacher at Trinity, Dan was named principal in 2004.

Before becoming principal, Dan was activities director, developing and overseeing implementation of Trinity's House System. Trinity's House System has become the model for house systems in several schools across the United States. Dan has presented workshops about the House System at the Ohio Catholic Education Association Convention and the National Catholic Educator's Association.

For several years Dan was the English Department chair. In the past, he's also been head coach for the tennis and golf teams and swimming moderator. As tennis coach, he was named Kentucky's Coach of the Year for 1992-93. Dan also remains active in Trinity's retreat program.

Dan is an English major and also has earned master's degrees in both teaching and administration. Before Trinity, Dan taught in Florida where he was awarded a Fulbright Exchange to England. A year later, he accepted a teaching job at Trinity. In 2001, Dan was named a Toyota International Teacher and spent two weeks touring and learning about the Japanese education system. In 2011, Dan was selected as a member of Kentucky's first Leadership Institute for School Principals. In 2015 Dan was honored by Business First as one of the “20 Educators to Know” in the Louisville Area.  

A native of Louisville, Dan lives with his wife Pam and three children: Jude '11, Chloe and Holly.

Awards and designations

Co-author, You Will Never Leave Me (Thomas Merton); Toyota International Teacher (2000); Kentucky Governor's Scholars Outstanding Educator Award (1999); Trinity Teacher of the Year (1997); Kentucky State Coaches' Award, tennis (1993); Courage to Teach Teacher (2003); co-presenter, Ohio Catholic Educators Association (2005) and National Catholic Educational Association (2006); Leadership Institute for School Principals (2011-12)


Amy Zuccaro

Phone: 502.736.8266

Ms. Amy Zuccaro joined the faculty of Trinity in 2009 after teaching for five years in Oldham County. Originally from Nashville, TN, Ms. Zuccaro holds a B.A. in English and history and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University, where she was awarded the Nancy Howard Faculty Merit Award for Graduate Education.

Amy is a member of the English Department and an Aquinas House mentor. In 2009, she became a National Board Certified Teacher of English. In addition to teaching English, she serves as coach for the Speech and Debate team, where her efforts earned her a National Speech and Debate Association Coach Degree of First Diamond.

In her free time she is an avid photographer and accomplished actress. Her love of theatre led her to become an active member of the Teacher Advisory Committee of Actors Theatre of Louisville. She was named Moderator of the Year at Trinity for the 2010-11 school year.

Awards and designations

Member of the Teacher Advisory Committee for Actors Theatre of Louisville; Moderator of the Year (2011); Board Member, Wilson Wyatt Debate League (2014-present); Secretary for the Wilson Wyatt Debate League Board (2015-present); earned the coaching rank of Outstanding Distinction (2015); Donus D. Roberts Quad Ruby Award (2015); Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Speech and Debate (2015); earned the coaching rank of First Diamond (2017)


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