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.

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 Advisor, Environmental Club co-moderator, 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 music and playing drums in a cover band, increasing recycling at Trinity, and cheering on the Rocks and UK Wildcats.

Mark has two sons, Liam, class of 2025, and Grady, who attends St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. He is active in their Quick Recall teams, Boy Scouts, and the school community.

Rick Arnold

Phone: 502-736-2124

Rick Arnold became the Trinity Head Baseball Coach in 2014. He is a 1986 Trinity alumnus. Rick’s father (Rich) was the first Development Director at Trinity in the 1970’s and served as one of the early Alumni Board Chairs at Trinity.

As a senior at Trinity, Coach Arnold earned All-District and All-Region honors, and played in the East-West all star game. He received a baseball scholarship to the University of Louisville and was a four-year letter winner (1987-1990). Coach Arnold was named a team captain his senior season and finished his career at Louisville in the top 10 in nearly every pitching statistical category.

Coach Arnold was an assistant coach/pitching coach at the University of Louisville in 1994-1995 and volunteer assistant coach at Louisville from 1998-2000. He served as the head JV/assistant varsity coach at St. X from 1991-1994 and also worked as an associate scout for the Kansas City Royals from 1996-2008. He has been a head coach with the Ironmen Baseball Club and Louisville Longhorns Baseball Club and has served on the board of directors for the Buechel Baseball Club (BBC) and the Ironmen Baseball Club.

Rick currently serves as the Executive Director of the Catholic School Athletic Association (CSAA) of Louisville, overseeing sports in grades 3-8 for the Archdiocese of Louisville. Rick retired in 2011 from the Louisville Metro Police Department as a Homicide Detective with 21 years of law enforcement service to our community. Rick and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Andrew (Trinity Class of 2018) and Emily (SHA Class of 2019).       

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 and theology departments 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. (1994) and M.A.T. (1996) degrees from the University of Louisville. He  also earned an M.S.W. (2007) from Spalding University. During the last several decades 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 Kung Fu club and is a member of Merton House, the 2018 House Cup Champs.


Awards and designations

Activity Moderator of the Year (2010); Thomas Sheeran Teacher of the Year (2016); Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2017); House Cup Champions(2018)

John Barbagallo

Phone: 502-736-8280

Mr. Barbagallo comes to Trinity from the public-school system with 30 years of educational experience.  It even stretches from kindergarten through grade 12 as he has been a high school math teacher, elementary and high school assistant principal, a middle school principal, a math recovery specialist with KDE and a high school athletic director.  He has a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Louisville in Mathematics and Physical Education.  He received his Master's Degree in counseling and his Rank I degree in administration from Western Kentucky University.  Since retiring, he is excited to be back in the classroom as an Algebra II/Pre-Calculus Instructor (M403 and M801).

In his personal life, he has been happily married to his wife Jennifer for 29 yrs.  His oldest son Jordan is a financial analyst in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  His youngest son, Hunter, is a senior at the University of Louisville and hopes to follow in his mother’s footsteps as a practicing attorney.  His family are members of St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington.  In his spare time, Mr. Barbagallo loves to travel, read, go to movies, and exercise.  And as always, he is down with discussing the Marvel Universe as he is an avid comic book fan.  He even once had a complete collection of Amazing Spiderman comics from Amazing Fantasy 15 (1962 Origin Issue) to Amazing Spiderman issue 400 (1995).

Awards and designations

2011 JCPS Gheens Institute for Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship Award

Shannon Barr

Phone: 5027368214

Shannon Barr is a Louisville native and is a proud product of Archdiocese of Louisville schools. She earned a dual Bachelor's degree from Bellarmine University in Middle Grades Language Arts (grades 5-9) and Special Needs (grades K-12). She also obtained her Master's Degree from Bellarmine as a Reading and Writing Specialist.

Shannon started her teaching career in 2006 as a Language Arts teacher. She has also served as a Special Needs Coordinator in the Archdiocese.

Shannon joined the Trinity faculty in 2018. She teaches Freshman and Sophomore English classes and serves as the Director of the Traditional Department. Shannon is a Dante House Mentor.

Shannon has a strong desire to help all students achieve success in the classroom, especially those that need to work extra hard to reach that success.

Shannon and her husband, Justin, have two children: Ryan- born in 2010 and Hadley- born in 2014. Shannon and family are members of Holy Trinity parish.


Mindy Beaven

Phone: 502.736.2144

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.

Jaclyn Bisig

Jaclyn Bisig grew up in Louisville and attended St. Agnes Elementary School and Assumption High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Louisville. Jaclyn has three master’s degrees which include a MAT in Learning and Behavior Disorders (K-12), M.Ed Literacy Specialist, and Ed.S Director of Special Education (Administrative P-12).

Jaclyn started her career at Meredith-Dunn School in 2006 where she was an 8th-grade teacher. Jaclyn joined Trinity in 2021 and teaches Language Arts and English.

Jaclyn strives for every student to be successful and accomplished learners and has a passion to help students who learn in their own unique way. Jaclyn is a member of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church.

Seth Blakeslee

Phone: 502.736.6736

Mr. Blakeslee came to Trinity in 2017. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hanover College and completed his Master of Arts in Teaching at Bellarmine University in 2013. He is a member of the Science Department, a mentor in Becket House and the moderator of Best Buddies.

Mr. Blakeslee splits his free time between the Louisville Zoo, the Kentucky Science Center, and the YMCA of Southern Indiana. He is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in New Albany. Mr. Blakeslee and his wife Maggie have two children.

Brooke Bond

Phone: 502.736.2156

Brian Bowles

Phone: 502.736.8221

Mr. Bowles graduated from Trinity in 2006. He attended Centre College where he received his B.S. in Mathematics with minors in History and Spanish. He then received his M.A.T. from the University of Louisville in 2012. He has spent the last five years of his career teaching in public school here in Louisville.

Outside of school, Mr. Bowles enjoys performing in community theater productions in both Louisville and Jeffersonville. Furthermore, he enjoys playing volleyball locally and on a national level.

Awards and designations

Hilliard Lyons Excellence Award: 5-Star Teacher (2015)

Jennifer Browning

Phone: 502.736.8276

Jennifer Browning is a Florida native and 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. She has served as the co-chair for the 2006, 2011 and 2015 Trinity School Improvement Team. Additionally, she has served on the board for the NE Florida Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair, led various workshops, presented at regional and national educators' conferences, and served in various capacities and committees in her schools and parishes. The Browning’s are members of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish.

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. In 2022 she elected to return to the classroom but continues to serve as admissions coordinator for new students. 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 (2004); co-presenter, Ohio Catholic Educators Association (2005) and National Catholic Educators Association (2006). Trinity’s Gene Eckert Service Award (2015); Trinity’s Rev. Thomas Duerr Award for her contributions to Trinity High School (2021).

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).

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.

Conor Carroll

Phone: 502.736.8274

Conor Carroll is a 2009 graduate of Trinity High school and feels blessed to be a part of the faculty of his alma mater. 

After graduating from Trinity, he attended Bellarmine University where he received his undergraduate in Theology and Psychology in 2013.  He joined Trinity’s faculty in  the fall of 2014 while continuing his own studies at St. Meinrad where he received his Master’s in Theology. 

He is the Director of Students for Freshmen and Sophomores, teaches Theology, and is active in the retreat programs.  He and his family, wife Lisa, and their daughter Rebecca, are members of Ascension Parish.

Sr. Kathy Cash

Phone: 502.736.2114

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.

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 practitioner at Norton Hospital. He has four children, three sons and one daughter. All his sons are Trinity alumni. His first son Dr. Joel Joseph, is a dentist working in Nashville, TN, his second son Dr. Elvis Joseph, is an ER doctor in Owensboro, his third son Elton is preparing for PT school, and his daughter Divya is a junior at Bellarmine.

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. He is currently aimed at getting his private pilot’s license by taking flying classes.

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.

Jay Cobb

Phone: 502.736.8219

Mr. Cobb came to Trinity in 2014. He teaches Social Studies and serves as head coach 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)

Bill Cubbage

Phone: 502.736.2169

Mr. Cubbage came to Trinity in July, 2000. He provides athletic training services to all of Trinity's athletics programs.  A louisville native, Mr. Cubbage graduated from Southern High School in 1978 and the University of Louisville in 1983 with a BS in Physical Education.  He is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer.  Prior to Trinity Mr. Cubbage was Head Athletic Trainer at Bellarmine University from 1987-1997 and Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Louisville in 1998.  He has been employed by KORT since 1999 where he served at Christian Academy of Louisville for one year before coming to Trinity. Bill is also a substitute teacher at Trinity.

Awards and designations

2014 Kentucky Athletic Trainer Society Award of Merit, 201 Southeast Athletic Trainers Association High School Athletic Trainer of the Year, 2018 Inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame

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 teaches AP Seminar, English, and Guitar classes. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in English and his M.A.T. while attending the University of Chicago and the University of Louisville. Mr. Daniel and his lovely wife Susan have 6 children (including THS graduates in 2006 and 2008) and 7 grandchildren.

When he is not at Trinity, you may find Mr. Daniel singing and playing his guitar at various locales around the city, either solo or with his 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 Americas 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 level English, junior level English and Holocaust Studies.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Darby is a Aquinas House mentor, moderator of Trinity's Bowling team as well as Trinity's Intramural Bowling program. Ms. Darby is also a sophomore retreat leader.

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

Awards and designations

Edward M Shaughnessey Serving All Gods Children Inclusion Award (2012), 49th Annual LDA Conference presenter Vocabulary Retention Through the Use of Multi-Media Strategies (2012), Trinity High School 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

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.

Yinghao Dong

Phone: 5027368265

Ms. Dong is originally from Wuhan, Hubei, China. At Trinity, she teaches Chinese, her native language. 

She graduated from Wuhan Conservatory of Music in its Department of Dance. She has over 10 years teaching experience in public schools in China and the U.S. She taught at East Point Academy, the first Chinese immersion public charter school in South Carolina, before joining Trinity High School. 

In her free time, she is a Chinese dance and movement teacher.

Ms. Dong is married and has two children, Washington and Xiyue.

Alex Dotsey

Phone: 502-736-8248

Originally from Owensboro, Alex moved to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville, where he got his BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in English followed by a Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership in English from University of the Cumberlands.

Alex taught 7th and 8th grade English at St. Patrick for five years before moving to Trinity to teach Freshman English. While at St. Patrick, he was heavily involved in the drama program.

 "I am most looking forward to delving into the community of Trinity by making connections with my new coworkers and new students, as well as reconnecting with my former students. Even though it’s not the way we anticipated starting, I’m looking forward to finding creative ways to engage students and am looking forward to innovative ways of them to show their understanding of the concepts."

Some of Alex's hobbies include watching as many movies as possible (and he has saved every movie ticket stub since 2002), reading, exercising, exploring music, and cooking.

Awards and designations

2018 Catholic Education Foundation Innovator Award 2014 University of Louisville Homecoming King

Sean Duggins

Phone: 502-736-2133

Sean Duggins joined Trinity as a para-professional and assistant varsity baseball coach in 2012. He became a full-time member of the Trinity faculty in 2015 as a Social Studies teacher. In 2018 he transitioned to the Athletics Department when he became the Associate Director of Athletics. In 2021 he became a “Certified Athletic Administrator” through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Coach Duggins is a member of the Trinity Class of 2004. He has received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University and a master’s degree from the University of the Cumberlands. Duggins has coached youth and high school baseball for more than 10 years. He and his wife, Taylor, were married in 2019, and currently reside in Buechel.

Joy Durbin

Phone: 502.736.2112

Matthew Eldridge

Phone: (502) 736-2119

Matthew Eldridge ’13 joined Trinity in 2021 as a member of the Admissions department and was previously an assistant coach for Trinity soccer.

Matthew earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Hanover College in Biology and was a member of the Business Scholars Program. After college, Matthew moved back home to Louisville where he worked as a logistics account executive for TQL, before accepting a position at Galen College of Nursing within the admissions department.

While at Trinity Matthew played soccer for all 4 years, and then then continued his career at Hanover College where he still holds school records. Along with winning the conference and sending the team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, he was also the school’s first freshman to be awarded conference player of the year.

Mary Emrich

Phone: 502.736.2134

Mary Emrich has been working in youth and young adult ministry and education for more than 30 years. She earned a B.A. in English and Psychology and an 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

2003-2017: 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

Michael Fox

Michael Fox attended Hanover College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, while also playing football and baseball.  He earned a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from the University of Louisville.  Mr. Fox has taught high school math, computer science and pre-engineering classes since 2008 and has previously served as the math department lead teacher.  Mr. Fox is a former Kentucky Governor’s Scholar at Northern Kentucky University in 2003.

Michael and his wife Rachel met while attending Hanover and were married in 2009.  They have three children, Gavin, Griffin and Stella.

Michael has two younger brothers who are Trinity graduates, TJ (2007) and Sam (2010).

Michael Garrett

Phone: 5027362188

Michael Garrett joined Trinity in late October of 2021 as part of the Office of Advancement. He currently serves as the Digital Media Coordinator.  

Michael moved to Louisville in 2015 and earned a bachelor's degree from Bellarmine University in Communications and a minor in Marketing in 2019. After college, Michael worked for Quest Outdoors where he oversaw the social media for both the coffee shop and main shop.

He spends his time, as a freelance photographer, seeking outdoor adventures, and planning his wedding set for next fall.

Kelly Gillooly

Phone: 502-736-2124

Kelly Gillooly assumed the role of Trinity’s Head Coach for Volleyball beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Kelly grew up around volleyball with family members playing and coaching. Her mother coached volleyball at St. Barnabas and Mercy Academy. Kelly attended Mercy Academy and played on two state championship volleyball teams. She went on to be a four-year letter winner for the University of Louisville volleyball program. For the last three years, Kelly coached boys’ volleyball at St. Edward. 

Kelly has a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She currently is the Director Behavioral Health Outreach at Our Lady of Peace hospital.

Awards and designations

2017 and 2015 St. Edward Boys' Volleyball City Champions 2012 University of Louisville Volleyball Alumni of the Year 1993 Metro Conference Post Graduate Scholarship awardee 1989, 1988 and 1987 High School All State Tournament Team

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 has over a decade of teaching experience and has taught all grade levels and levels of difficulty at Trinity and currently serves as the English department co-chair.  He is a member of Seton house and is involved in many Trinity activities, including the Dungeons and Dragons club, Minecraft club and helps to coach the Esports program. He is married to his lovely wife, Terra, and has two sons, Nash and Reid.

Rachel Hall

Phone: 5027368297

Ms. Rachel Hall is a member of the Mathematics Department and an Advisor in the Becket House.  Having a Bachelor's Degree and employment experience in accounting and a Master's Degree in teaching, Ms. Hall brings "real world" experiences to the classroom.

Originally from Western Kentucky, she has lived in Lousiville for over 20 years and considers it home.  She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of sons Trey and Houston, as well as the best dog ever Sadie!

Ms. Hall previously taught for 7 years at Holy Cross High School, where she was name Rita Dobson Educator of the Year in 2018.

When Ms. Hall is not grading quizzes and tests she can be found relaxing at her happy place - Rough River Lake.

Mary Ann 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)

Stuart Hamilton

Phone: 502.736.8255

Mr. Stuart Hamilton, a Gonzaga House mentor, teaches theology.  Mr. Hamilton obtained three degrees at Bellarmine University for English literature, theater, and theology. He then earned his master's degree in theology from St. Meinrad Seminary. Mr. Hamilton has taught for 15 years in the Archdiocesan Catholic school system, 14 years of which was at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, Ky.

During that time, he has been a campus minister, an assistant director of the theater program, sponsor of the Respect Life Club, and sponsor of the Film Appreciation Society. His greatest achievement (and blessing), however, is being married to his wife, Sara, with whom he has had five amazing boys.

Steve Hammer

Phone: 5027368236

Mr. Hammer began teaching at Trinity in 2018. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Louisville and entered the teaching profession in 2006. Prior to teaching at Trinity, Mr. Hammer taught at St. Patrick for four years and Mercy Academy for eight.

He is the moderator of the STEM Club and the Robotics Club.  He is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast.  He enjoys climbing with his daughter, watching his son act on stage, and travel the world with his family.

Jacqueline Harrell

Phone: 502.736.8288

Jacqueline Harrell, RN joined Trinity in 2018 as a member of the Student Affairs department.  In addition to supporting Mrs. Pennington, RN with nursing duties, she also serves as an Administrative Assistant to the Student Affairs Office. 

Jacqueline is a native of Louisville, Sacred Heart Academy alumni class of 1990, and member of St. Bernadette Parish.  Jacqueline and her husband Rick were married in February of 1992.  In October of 1993, she was hired at Kosair Children’s Hospital.  While working as a unit secretary in the Emergency Department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Jacqueline earned an Associates in Applied Science from the University of Kentucky Community College System (JCC) in December of 1999. Her 21 year nursing career has been as a staff nurse in the NICU at Children’s Hospital. 

Jacqueline and her husband Rick have one son, Nicholas Harrell THS ’21, who will attend the University of Kentucky, Fall 2021.  In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys socializing with family and friends, playing trivia and card games, reading, and traveling.

Awards and designations

The Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2021) The Presidential Team Shamrock Award: Student Affairs Office (2021) Fultz-Demling Award (2022)

Tyler Harris

Phone: 5027368227

A graduate of the Class of 2014, Mr. Tyler Harris is excited to use the English curriculum to forge men of character at Trinity. He graduated with Latin honors from Bellarmine in 2018, receiving a B.A. in English. He received his M.Ed from Georgetown College in 2022. In addition to teaching, he is also the Film Club co-moderator. Mr. Harris married in September of 2019 to his wife, Amy. 

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 (LCHS) 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 came to Trinity in 2014 and currently teaches Academic and Honors Biology. He is an Advisor for Gonzaga House, serves as a Co-Chair for the Science Department, and sponsors the Costa Rica Science Research Experience. Mr. Heintz received the Trinity Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award in 2018.

Mr. Heintz is a nationally certified accreditation External Review Chairperson for AdvancED. In the past, Mr. Heintz has chaired and or participated in accreditation visits for Covington Catholic, Mercy Academy, Danville Christian Academy, Notre Dame Academy, Newport Central Cathlic, St. Henry, and Presentation Academy, as well as preparing Lexington Catholic for their 2007 and 2012 accreditations and participating in Trinity's 2017 accreditation process.

Mr. Heintz received the Trinity Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award in 2018 and the Rev. Thomas Duerr Award in 2019.

Mr. Heintz and his wife, Becky, have three children, Kieran, Caillin, and Sean and they are members of St. Martha Parish.


Awards and designations

Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2018), Trinity Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award in 2018 and the Rev. Thomas Duerr Award in 2019.

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: 502.736.2113

Joe Henning began teaching at Trinity in 2001. He has a bachelor’s degree in History from Spalding University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Spalding University, and a Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. During his time at Trinity, he has taught a variety of classes in the Social Studies and Theology departments, and currently teaches American Civics. He serves as the Dean of Faculty Development, is a mentor in Patrick House, and a retreat leader. Mr. Henning was named an Honorary Alumnus of Trinity 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)

Ben Holland

Phone: 502.736.2126

Chip Holland

Phone: 502-736-2165

Chip joined the Trinity IT Department in the fall of 2020. Prior to Trinity, Chip spent 28 years in the IT industry where he started in 1995 as a Technical Support Representative for America Online. Chip worked with several entities where he was primarily responsible for networking hardware and software.

Chip is married to Alyssa Holland and they have 2 children and 2 dogs. Chip's interests include karaoke, fishing and golf.

Awards and designations

Certified Network Security Engineer, Certified Systems Security Engineer, and Cisco certified Instructor

Scott Holzknecht

Phone: 502.736.8268

After a spiritually fulfilling, intellectually enlivening, and athletically surprising four years at Trinity as a student, Scott Holzknecht '97 came back to teach theology and coach track and cross country at his alma mater in 2004. Before that, he earned his BA from Xavier in 2001. While he was teaching and coaching, Scott earned a MAS from Bellarmine in 2006.

During a brief stint as head coach for both teams, Scott led the Rocks to back-to-back state titles in cross country as well as the state title in track. In addition to his current teaching and assistant-coaching duties, Scott founded the Rock-Climbing Club, the Inner Peace Club, and the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, is active in the retreat programs, and a proud member of Dante House.

Not far from Trinity, Scott lives with his beautiful wife Tammy and their children—Cademon ('19), Genesis, Journey, Aslan, and Asher (’36). Scott is a member of St. William Catholic Church.

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); Finalist for USCCCB Award Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award (2014); KTCCCA Cross Country AAA Coach of the Year (2017); USTFCCCA Track and Field Kentucky Coach of the Year (2018); KTCCCA Track and Field AAA and Overall Coach of the Year (2018); USTFCCCA Cross Country Kentucky Coach of the Year (2018); KTCCCA Cross Country AAA and Overall Coach of the Year (2018). Trinity High School Alumni Legacy Award (2018); KTCCCA Cross Country AAA Coach of the Year (2019); Trinity High School Coach of the Year (2019)

Renee Hook

Phone: 502.736.2123

Renee Hook joined Trinity’s Student Affairs Office in 2017. Renee is a graduate of Assumption High School and The University of Dayton where she majored in Communication and Marketing.

Renee was a volunteer at the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs for over five years, where she taught ESL classes and helped launch the fundraising event, “Ladies Day At The Races”, serving on the steering committee for three years. In 2013, Renee was hired by the Toyota Family Learning Program and JCPS where she worked until coming to Trinity.

Renee and her husband Jay have three kids, Michael (St. X ’13), Claire (Assumption ’16) and Deke (Trinity ’19).

Pamela Howard

Phone: 5027362129

Mrs. Howard joined Trinity in 2018 and is teaching physics. She is a house director of Aquinas Knights. Mrs. Howard taught in the Jefferson County Public Schools for many years and is excited about being part of the Trinity Community. She is Science Co-Department Chair. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, swimming, and traveling. Mrs. Howard enjoys spending time with her two children: Blake (Trinity Alum), Nikki (Assumption Alum), grandchildren, and her husband, Joseph.

Mrs. Howard graduated from Jefferson County Public Schools. She earned a BA in Chemistry and an MA in Chemistry, Physics and Minor in Math, which included her MAT from the University of Louisville. She worked in undergraduate and graduate research at the University of Louisville. Mrs. Howard earned her Administrative Certificate from Indiana University Southeast.

Awards and designations

She served as department chair at Eastern High School for many years, School Advisory Committee at Our Lady of Lourdes (three years), Rohm and Haas Chemistry Teacher of the year, AP Physics Certified, AP Chemistry Certified, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, A member of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Honorary Board of Educators.

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 more than 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 coaching the Trinity Junior Varsity Tennis Team. Shayne lives with his wife Carolyn, a physical therapist at Nazareth Homes and adores his three children, Jackson, Ben and Emma.

Awards and designations

Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowship Award, U.S. Art in Embassies program, Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grant, more than 160 art exhibitions to his credit

Jeff Hurt

Phone: 5027368254

Mr. Jeffrey Hurt is a Louisville native and a Holy Cross graduate (class of 2000).  He discovered his love of foreign languages thanks to a study-abroad trip to Morelia, Mexico, during his freshman year at Berea College.  As one of Berea's few triple majors in recent history, he went on to complete BAs in Spanish, German, and Psychology - graduating summa cum laude.

From 2005-2007, Mr. Hurt worked for the Austian-American Fulbright Association as an assistant instructor of English as a foreign language at two Austrian high schools.  From 2007-2015, Mr. Hurt continued to work in Austria as a freelance translator and English-language instructor, while living full-time as a recreational assistant in an integrated living facility with physically and mentally handicapped adults with psycholgical disorders.  While studying part-time at the University of Graz (Austria), Mr. Hurt also had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, and Argentina.  In the spring of 2015, Mr. Hurt completed is Mag.phil (a European MA program) in Translation Studies for English, German, and Spanish.

In the fall of 2015, Mr. Hurt returned home to Louisville to help out his family after his father sustained a life-changing injury.  Although his father has since recovered, Mr. Hurt has resolved to remain in Louisville for at least the next several years.

Since the spring of 2016, Mr. Hurt has been teaching German part-time at Indiana University Southeast and tutoring Spanish privately.  Mr. Hurt also enjoys recreational hiking and cycling, is the proud owner of a tenaciously loyal Yorkie, and plays guitar and bass rather badly but with great enthusiasm.

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 duties as Academic Dean, Jeremy is one of the Senior Class Moderators 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. 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).

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 proudly serves as the Head Cross Country Coach and as an assistant Track coach for distance events. He also leads retreats for students at all grade levels throughout the school year and is an Aquinas House mentor. 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, along with their two children, James and Ava, are members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish.

Awards and designations

Thomas Sheeran Teacher of the Year (2011)

Allie Kerns

Phone: 5027368262

Allie is one of Trinity's two College Counselors. She earned her B.A. in Corporate and Organizational Communication, along with an Honors College distinction, from Western Kentucky University in 2010. She then attended the University of Louisville, where she received her M.A. in Higher Education Administration in 2014.

Dedicated to staying up to date in the field and to helping students pursue higher education, Allie serves as the past-President for the Kentucky Association for College Admissions Counseling and is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, Allie worked as an Admissions Counselor at Western Kentucky University.

When she's not at Trinity, Allie enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs, Boone and Luna. On weekends, you can find her kayaking or running at the park, working on home renovation projects, or trying out new recipes. Allie also stays involved in her favorite sport by judging several gymnastics competitions each year.

Awards and designations

Kentucky Association for College Admissions Counseling Rising Star (2015)

Kathy Kiefer

Phone: 5027368241

Ms Kathy Kiefer graduated from the University of Louisville in 1991 with a BS in Chemistry.  Upon graduation, she worked in the industry as an analytical chemist for nine years before transitioning into the classroom.  She enjoys being able to integrate her experiences from the lab and her understanding of this field of science into the daily learning of the students.

She has been teaching science in the Archdiocese of Lousiville since 2003 and is excited to join the Trinity community as a chemistry teacher and mentor for the Merton House.

She and her husband John have two grown children, Katie and Hunter, and are members of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, KY.

In her free time she loves to spend time with her family or being outside hiking or spending time at the lake or ocean.

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. in Education from Indiana University-Southeast in 2007. In the past Mr. Klein has taught ACT Strategies, Broadcast Journalism, Communication Skills, English II, Film Study, and Spanish I. He currently teaches Video Production and Video Production II. Additionally, he is Trinity’s Activities Director, Head of Houses, and is a mentor in 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

Recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Award (2005), the Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2014 and 2020) 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), National Council of Teachers of English (2007), and House System Institute National Symposium (2017, 2019 and 2020).

Patrick Koopman

Phone: 5027368270

Mr. Patrick Koopman is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio who began his service to Catholic education in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2012, while pursuing his M.Ed. through the PACT Program at Providence College (RI). Prior to that, he received a BA in Music with a concentration in Voice and a minor in Theological Studies from Hanover College in 2010, and a MA in Theology from Ave Maria University (FL) in 2012. He came to Trinity in 2018. He is a member of the Theology Department and a mentor in Merton House.

Mr. Koopman and his wife, Holly, who is an optometrist with VisionFirst, live in St. Matthews and are parishioners at St. Martin of Tours.

In his free time, Mr. Koopman continues to perform with regional choral groups. He enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, and attending a variety of concerts and performances.

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 sons Evan ('11) and Jared ('19) are also proud graduates. 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. 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)

Meredith Lane

Meredith Lane is returning to Trinity’s English department. In addition this year, Meredith will be taking over the Trinity Yearbook publication. Along with her teaching roles, Meredith serves as a Dante advisor.

Meredith Lane earned both her B.A. and M.A. in Secondary English Education from the University of Kentucky. Meredith has taught both middle and high school levels of English during her time as a teacher. She is passionate about helping students develop as readers, writers, and thinkers.

Outside of teaching, you can most likely find Meredith outdoors with her husband, Tim, son, Wyatt, and two rescue mutts, Huck and Holly.

Her family loves to hike, travel, and are avid boaters. When she is alone, she is most likely reading or going for a run.

Anthony Lococo

Phone: 502.736.8232

Mr. Tony Lococo teaches English and Newspaper Journalism. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Morehead State University and has two master's degrees from Indiana University-Southeast. In 2022-23, Mr. Lococo celebrates 42 years as a Trinity teacher (40 years as an instructor/adviser for Trinity's journalism program). A mentor for Flannan House, his co-academic and extracurricular work also includes five years as speech team coach, two years as co-moderator of the literary magazine, three years as English Department chair, two years as chair of the Communication and Performing Arts Department, and many years with the Jim Adams Committee and Summer Program.

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, 2021); 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 and the University of the Cumberlands to earn degrees in Psychology and Counseling, respectively.

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, daughters, Ellie and Madi, and dog, Reese. Chris enjoys being outside, working on his family's farm, hunting, fishing, and RVing. 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 an 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: 502.736.2167

Matt Manning began teaching at Trinity in 2002 and has been teaching in the Archdiocese of Louisville since 1994. As an English department member, Mr. Manning has taught all grade levels in the Academic, Honors and Traditional programs. From 2008-2017, Mr. Manning was House System and Activities Director. He now serves Trinity as one of its two college and career counselors. 

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 three 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 daughters: Olivia and Claire.

Awards and designations

Trinity Moderator of the Year (2007); Fr. Thomas Duerr Award winner (2010); Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2013, 2019); Member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC)

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 AP Computer Science Principles, Basic Programming, Advanced Programming, Computers and Technology, Robotics, and Web Design.

She is a mentor for Dante House, organizes two Red Cross blood drives each year, and moderates Intramural Volleyball, the Senior Flag Corps, and the Robotics Club - KY Derby Festival Foundation RoboRumble first place finishers in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Live Programming Competition!

Mary is married to John Mason, Jr., and has three children, John '04 , Chelsea (Mercy '06), and Trevor '13. She is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish where she is a lector and cross bearer. 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), Robotics Club Moderator (2016-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)

John McCarthy

Phone: 502.736.2124

John McCarthy III is a 2007 Trinity graduate. He was a member of the Shamrock bowling team all 4 years. John attended the University of Louisville where he continued bowling at the collegiate level, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration. While in college, John bowled ten 300 games, won 2 college tournaments, made 4 all-tournament teams and was an all-conference selection in 2011. Besides coaching the team at Trinity now, John is also General Manager of Ten Pin Strike & Spare, home of the Rocks, and is very involved in bowling locally. John recently married Kelsey McCarthy. John’s father, Jack, is a former bowling coach and 1976 Trinity graduate. John’s brother, Joseph ’10, is the school's only bowling singles state champion.

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 and physicals, sports passes, injury reporting, tickets, schedules for sports and coordinating the football and basketball programs. She is also the liaison for cheerleading.

She is married to Chris Meyer '82 and has a step-son Nic '03, son Tony '15, and six grandchildren, Bryce, Brenton, Macy, Beckett, Brooks, and JJ. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family at their lakehouse. The Meyers belong to St. Edward parish in Louisville.

Brian Monell

Phone: 502.736.2160

Mr. Brian Monell, a 1986 Trinity alumnus, is the Senior Director for Development with the Trinity High School Foundation.

Mr. Monell began work at Trinity in 2011 and in his role, Mr. Monell oversees the Trinity Annual Fund, alumni relations and the Foundation’s office.

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 (YPAS 2021). They are members at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Member of CASE NAIS Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, National Association of Independent Schools and CASE District III; 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; Presidential Team Shamrock Award (2016)

Ethan Morris

Phone: 502.736.8238

Mr. Ethan Morris received a B.A. in History, and a teaching certificate, at Western Kentucky University in 2013. He completed an M.A. in History, with a focus in museum studies, at Middle Tennessee State University, graduating in 2016. He has worked in museums in Kentucky, including the Louisville Slugger Museum, as well as museums in Tennessee and the United Kingdom. He has also taught anthropology and architecture with Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholars Program, from 2017-2021. He started working at Trinity in 2019 and was made an honorary alumnus in 2022. 

Awards and designations

Honorary Alumnus of Trinity High School (2022)

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.  

Judith Moses

Phone: 502.736.8247

Ms. Moses joined Trinity in 2017 and is currently teaching Physics and Forensic Science (Physical & Biological). As the Director of Dante House, she has led the Phoenix to two House Cup wins and strives for the house be more involved at Trinity. As moderator of the new Anime Club, Ms. Moses enjoys sharing the wide variety of anime genres with club members – there is something for everyone to enjoy! Outside the classroom, she can be found on the sidelines, cheering on the Rocks, and singing with the Liturgy Band. As a Retreat Leader, Ms. Moses encourages all Seniors to commit to attending retreat, as it has one of the biggest impacts on her students. In her free time, she enjoys baking bread, reading, playing piano, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Moses is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. She earned a B.S. in Zoology in just three years from the University of Louisville, then went on to complete her M.S. in Environmental Biology. Later, she began working on a Ph.D. in Behavioral Ecology, reaching Candidacy status. Throughout her graduate school career, Ms. Moses taught many courses/labs in Biology, Botany, Comparative Anatomy and more. After returning to the teaching realm, she completed her Masters of Teaching (MAT) at UofL.


Robert Mullen

Phone: 502.736.2170

Robert J. 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 holds a Doctorate in Education along with two other graduate degrees, including a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. He has 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, and director of special projects. During his two decades as Trinity’s president, the school has received numerous awards, expanded the campus, added facilities, and significantly increased its endowment. He excels in the areas of strategic planning and quality initiatives.

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

Awards and designations

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

Blake Napper

Phone: 502.736.8250

Blake was born and raised in Louisville, where he graduated from Holy Cross High School in 2002. He went on to receive his B.A. in history and social studies as well as his M.A. in history from Western Kentucky University.

Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, Blake taught at an early-college charter school in Phoenix, Arizona and at Mercy Academy here in Louisville.

Blake serves as a mentor in Toussaint House, is the moderator of the Trinity Fencing Club, and acts as an assistant coach of the Quick Recall team.

Outside of school, Blake enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie and two children, Clark and Eliza, as well as collecting comic books and building scale-model time machines.

Josh Nathanson

Phone: 502.736.8217

Mr. Josh Nathanson graduated from the University of Louisville in 2017 with a BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. He is excited to be returning to Trinity where he completed his student teaching prior to teaching 7th and 8th grade US History at St. Patrick for four years. Before attending UofL Mr. Nathanson served for six years in the United States Army. He deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq during his time in the Army and received numerous awards and decorations including three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medel, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

In his spare time, he is an avid collector of Legos, bobbleheads, and Mike Piazza baseball cards. Mr. Nathanson married his wife Meghan in 2013. They live in Louisville with their son Charlie and are expecting another son in October.

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)

Geoff Norman

Phone: 5027368201

Geoff became Trinity's full-time Ice Hockey Coach in 2015 and retired after the 2020 season, which ended a thirty-year coaching career spanning all age levels (mite to college). He continues to be a member of the Faculty Senate Committee, a moderator for FCA, and the Head Coach of the T3 (freshman Lacrosse team).

Prior to his tenure at Trinity, he served as an Executive Director with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for 12 years in Louisville and Nashville. He has also worked in Minor League Baseball with the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.

His wife Stephanie is the Associate Head Coach with the University of Louisville Women’s Basketball team. His son Parker, graduated with Trinity’s class of 2020 and their daughter Cassidy will be a Freshman at the University of Louisville this Fall.

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, ACT, and Creative Writing. Gary has served as Co-chair of the English Department, as a member of the Faculty Senate, and as receivers coach for the varsity football team for twenty years from 1999-2018 during a stretch when the team won thirteen state championships and one national championship.  He was an assistant receivers coach on the freshmen team from 1994-1998 and was head freshmen coach in 2019. 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 (class of 2020), and Nicholas Joseph (class of 2022), and a daughter, Allison Rose (Mercy class of 2025). His outside interests include reading, running, and ESPN.

Vickie Pennington

Phone: 5027368288

Vickie Pennington, RN began working at Trinity as a school nurse in 2018.  Vickie attended the University of Kentucky and has a BSN.   With over 40 years of nursing experience, Vickie has worked in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, home health, and health care recruitment, and insurance review. 

Vickie has worked as a staff nurse, hospital supervisor, and nurse manager, taking care of both adult and pediatric patients.  Vickie is married to Andy, and they have two sons that both attended Trinity, Matthew ’16 and Luke ’19.

Awards and designations

2021 Fultz-Demling Award

Randal Perkins

Phone: 502.736.2157

Mr. Perkins is Director of Students for juniors and seniors. He joined the Trinity faculty in 2014, teaches Business and Personal Law, and leads senior retreats.

Prior to teaching at Trinity, Mr. Perkins worked for JCPS, 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. He received his J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law and later pursued his M.A.T. from Morehead State University. Mr. Perkins currently is a student at St. Meinrad Seminary working toward a M.A. in theology and is a candidate for the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Louisville, scheduled to be ordained in 2024.

Mr. Perkins was previously selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities' Teaching American History program. He also participated in the McConnell Center Teacher Scholar program and was 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, are members of Epiphany Catholic Church, and have three adult children (Adam, Grace, and Robbie).



Awards and designations

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

Kate Pilbean

Phone: 502.736.2105

Kate Pilbean was born in Connecticut and spent her elementary and high school years in Massachusetts. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy (MA) in 1995, attended Catholic University of America (DC), and graduated from Bellarmine University in 2000. Kate has had a great variety of experience throughout her career including event planning, non-profit fundraising, graphic design, marketing, sales, healthcare support, IT, coding/website design, proofreading, and accounting/tax preparation. Kate joined Trinity in 2020 as a member of the Business Department team. She currently serves as the Tuition Administrator for the school and Accounts Receivable for both Trinity High School and the Trinity High School Foundation.

Kate is married to Jon Pilbean (’95) and they have two children – Jack (’22) and Annie (SHA ’25). They are members of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church where she’s been an active parishioner and parent wearing a wide variety of hats including soccer and cheer coach, director/coordinator of the annual children’s Christmas pageant, and Coffee & Donuts co-chair, among others. Kate has been a member of Trinity’s CelebraTion Executive Committee since 2019, served on the Trinity Shamrock Mom’s Board from 2020-2022, and served her neighborhood city as Mayor/Commission from 2020-2022. In her spare time, Kate enjoys cheering on her favorite teams (Yankees, Packers, Mustangs, Rocks, Valkyries, and Hilltoppers); anything to do with musicals as a performer or spectator; reading; cheering on her kids, nieces, and nephews at their performances & sporting events; and most of all, spending time with her family and their St. Bernard puppy, Bella.

Jason Rand

Phone: 502.736.8282

I graduated from Trinity in 2005. I attended the University of Louisville as an engineering major. Determining that the engineering world did not feel right to me, I switched 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.

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).

I married my wife Lauren in 2015 and our son Ethan was born in January of 2017.

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 a US History teacher, a mentor in Dante House, co-chair of the AdvancEd Re-accreditation Committee, and oversees the summer Credit Recovery Program & Academic Camps. 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.

Kate Reedy

Phone: 5027368294

Ms. Kate E. Reedy, Louisville native, graduated from the Youth Performing Arts School in 2007 and earned a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2011. Upon graduation, she returned to Louisville where she has served as the Assistant Director of The Young Actors Institute, has taught audition clinics and recruited for The Governor’s School for the Arts, in addition to working as a professional choreographer, dance studio teacher, and performer at local theaters including Derby Dinner Playhouse, CenterStage at JCC, and River Stage. In fact, you may still see her on one of those stages in her down time!

No stranger to Trinity Department of Theatre Arts, Kate performed on Trinity's stage throughout high school and has choreographed the school musicals for the past seven years. She was named the Producer of the Department of Theatre Arts for the 2016-17 theatrical season under the tutelage of Mr. William P. Bradford II and was proud and excited to step in to the Artistic Director & Producer position for the 2017-18 school year.  

She is extremely excited in her role as Producer and Artistic Director. She hopes you will support the incredibly hardworking gentlemen of the Department of Theatre Arts as Trinity Theatre builds on the excellence of the past, taking it to exciting new heights for many years to come.

Join a strong Trinity tradition and Rock into the future! 

Tyler Robertson

Phone: 5027362179

A 2010 Graduate of the University of Louisville, with a Master's degree in Physical Education and Health. Tyler spent six years teaching PE and Health at Nativity Academy before becoming a PE and Health teacher at Trinity. He is also a certified CPR and First Aid instructor who is responsible for certifying Trinity coaches and teaching a class for students.

Tyler is a mentor in Romero House and is part of the Trinity Basketball staff, serving as Head Coach of the Freshman team. Tyler and his wife Nicole were married in 2019 and are raising two sons, Camryn (Trinity class of 2023) and Asa.

Tyler is excited and proud to be a member of the Trinity faculty & staff.

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.

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

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. 

During his 30 years at Trinity Mr. Rudolph has served as Trinity's head wrestling coach for 16 years (23 total) and also coached football (10 years) and track (26 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 (1995); KWCA Wrestling Hall of Fame (2018)

Jake Savage

Phone: 502.736.8220

Mr. Savage graduated from Trinity in 2014. He attended the University of Louisville, earning a B.S. in Secondary English Education. He then received a Master in English Education Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands in 2021.

Mr. Savage has been teaching in the Archdiocese of Louisville school system since 2018 and teaches Theology and Communication Skills at Trinity. He also coaches the freshmen volleyball team.


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)

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.  He now serves as the Director of Communications.

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. Bret and his wife Allison were married in April of 2017, they have one son, Leo.

Awards and designations

Presidential Team Shamrock Award for admissions (2016)

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.

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, six 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, 2017; 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 a Patrick House Mentor and Sts. Peter and Paul Society.

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). Trinity Presidential Excellence Award (2019), Named Trinity Honorary Alumnus (2021)

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 the Director of 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 started teaching at Trinity in 2016. He received his M.A.T from Spalding University and his B.A. in Studio Art and a Minor in Art History from the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky he studied photography and social media in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Serochi is an assistant coach for the Cross Country team, the moderator for the Photography Club and Rock Climbing Club, 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

Bonnie Shellhamer

Phone: 736.2177

Bonnie Shellhamer joined Trinity in 2022 as Alumni Relations Event Coordinator. Primarily, she facilitates alumni-sponsored events including Reunions, the Hall of Fame Dinner, Shamrock Awards Luncheon, Alumni Golf Scramble, Emerald Society Brunch, Family Easter Egg Hunt, Monthly Alumni Masses, the annual Alumni Retreat, and Graduation Breakfast. Bonnie is an Ex-Officio member of the Trinity High School Board of Directors and assists with various committees.

Bonnie is a graduate of Bellarmine University with a degree in Elementary Education and Learning and Behavior Disorders. Her professional background includes teaching for the Archdiocese of Louisville and, most recently, serving as Assistant to the Dean of the School of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Bellarmine University.

Bonnie and her son, Jude (THS ’27), are members of St. Michael Catholic Church.

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 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 on the Board of Directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky. She is also 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 2012, and Sam, born in 2015, both of whom attend St. Nicholas Academy. 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). He serves as the Kentucky State Director of the National High School Strength Coaches Association and was named Region 7 Coach of the Year for NHSSCA.


Awards and designations

Athletic Coach of the Year Award (2016), Region 7 Coach of the Year for NHSSCA (2019)

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. Michael is married to Ashley Garcia Snyder and they are the delighted parents of Avery. Michael, a member of the Class of 2002, is currently employed as the strength and conditioning teacher and coach at Trinity.

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)

Gioconda Sparling

Phone: 502-736-8223

Ms. Gioconda Sparling, a native of Ecuador, earned her B.A. degree in Spanish Linguistics and ESL at the Catholic University of Loja. She obtained her Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of Louisville. Ms. Sparling joined Trinity High School as a Spanish teacher in the fall of 2020.

As an educator in the Louisville Catholic school system since 1999, she has taught Spanish in K-8 at both Holy Spirit School and Sacred Heart Model School. She loves the opportunity of becoming a part of the Trinity family and she sees it as an advancement in her academic career. Ms. Sparling knows the reputation of Trinity students and their commitment to excellence. And she truly appreciates the chance to teach students who take their college preparation journey very seriously.

Ms. Sparling has an established career preparing students who have achieved great academic success. For thirteen years, her 8th graders earned gold medalist honors in the National Spanish exam in the state Kentucky. In her free time, Ms. Sparling enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her two daughters, Nicole, and Isabella.

Anna Stamp

Phone: 502-736-8249

Dr. Anna Stamp has come to Trinity after teaching 16 years at the university level. She graduated with her PhD in Humanities with a concentration in Modern British Literature in 2011 from the University of Louisville. Her master’s degree, also from U of L, is in humanities with a concentration in Civic Leadership. Anna attended Assumption High School and St. Raphael School in Louisville. She is a certified Dale Carnegie Trainer and has spent years training students and professionals in the arts of communication and leadership as well as literature and composition. 

Anna has been married to her husband, Tanney, for 13 years, and they have two sons, Will and Archie. The boys have followed in their mother’s footsteps and attend St. Raphael School. Anna is a member of St. Raphael’s choir and serves as a cantor.

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. Aaron has been an educator since 1985. He began work at Trinity in 2002. 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 courses. Dr. Striegel is the former House Director for both Aquinas and Toussaint. Aaron is now serving as a mentor for Flannan 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. Aaron also served on the Faculty Senate for seven years, including as Senate President in 2017. Furthermore, he was Counseling Department chair for six years, helping to develop the evaluation system for the counselors. Dr. Striegel was co-chair of the Health/PE department from 2018 to 2021. 

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. Aaron and Merry have six children and three grandchildren.

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; 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; 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; One of ten educators selected nationwide to serve on the National Institute of Drug Awareness Committee (2018) Presidential Excellence in Achievement Award (2022) for his work as a school counselor at Trinity High School. The award recognizes individuals for their significant contributions in bettering Trinity and whose actions exemplify the schools mission, With the maximum effort of the soul.

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, 2016 and 2018, 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, two King of the Bluegrass championships, and a championship at the nationally-renowned Arby's Classic, 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 404-135 record at Trinity and a 526-199 career record as a head coach.

Additionally, 35 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)

Wesley Thomas

Phone: 502.736.8206

Mr. Wesley Thomas is a member of the Science Department at Trinity High School and House Director of the Becket House. A proud alum from the Class of 2004, he attended Bellarmine University, earning Bachelor's degrees in both Biology and Vocal Music as well as a Master's degree in Secondary Education. 

Before coming to Trinity, he taught at Holy Cross High School for 10 years. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Thomas is very involved in the local music scene, having performed with the Louisville Chorus, the Louisville Master Chorale and the KY Opera Chorus. He is also a leader in the music ministry at his home parish of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

In Veritas Amore Award, Bellarmine University (2008); Outstanding Prospective Educator Award, Bellarmine University (2010); Dan Ulmer Catholic Teacher Award, Catholic Education Foundation (2013); Rita Dobson Teacher of the Year Award, Holy Cross High School (2017)

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 now serves as the Vice President for School Advancement and Director of Admissions. 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)

Emily Waford

Phone: 502.736.2191

Emily, a Louisville native, graduated from Mercy Academy and then received her B.S. in Psychology from Centre College. She then went on to earn her M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Louisville.

Emily began serving as the Academic and Honors Freshman Counselor in 2016. She is Co-Moderator of the National Honor Society and a member of the Faculty Senate. Additionally, she works with T-PASS Advising, a study hall program for academically at-risk students.

Awards and designations

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

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).

Travis Wagoner

Phone: 502.736.2180

Mr. Travis Wagoner, a 1990 Trinity alumnus, is the Director of Alumni Relations with the Trinity High School Foundation. He oversees the Alumni Association and the Alumni Board. His primary role is working with the Trinity Foundation to build relationships with Trinity alumni and securing gifts for the Trinity Annual Fund, which provides for tuition assistance for 42 percent of Trinity students.

Travis is a 1994 graduate of Xavier University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts & Public Relations and a Business minor. Travis began his career at Trinity in March 1998 as Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund, overseeing the Trinity Alumni Association, the Trinity Annual Fund and the writing and production of The Leader magazine. The Leader is an award-winning 72-page publication that is published quarterly and mailed to more than 23,000 Trinity constituents.

In 2007, Travis was named Director of Alumni Relations & Communications. In this position, he continued to oversee the Alumni Association and publication of The Leader magazine. Additionally, he coordinated all of Trinity’s communications efforts, including media relations and social media. He also was the school’s resident proofreader.

In August 2015, Travis left Trinity to pursue a career in writing, editing and journalism. However, he missed being part of Catholic education. In June 2018, he was named DeSales High School’s first full-time Director of Alumni Relations. He initiated an alumni board of directors, a class reunion program and other first-time alumni relations activities for a brother Catholic high school in Louisville’s South End.

Travis returned to Trinity in September 2019 to assume his current role as Director of Alumni Relations. Travis also served as the Director of Youth Ministry for Holy Spirit Catholic Church (1994-97) and as an Assistant Account Manager for Doe-Anderson Advertising (1997-98).

He is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Awards and designations

Council for Advancement and Support of Education-Kentucky Award of Excellence for The Leader magazine (2010) CASE Kentucky Merit Award for The Leader magazine (2003, 2007, 2008) Printing Industry Association of the South Award of Merit for The Leader magazine (annual report issue) (2006) Public Relations Society of America/International Association of Business Communicators Landmarks of Excellence Awards Honorable Mention for The Leader magazine (1999) St. Matthews Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Chair of Education Committee (2009-2012) Member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians fraternal organization (2006-present) Member of CASE NAIS Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, National Association of Independent Schools and CASE District III Partners In Mission, National Advancement Conference for Catholic Schools Trinity Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Office for School Advancement Staff (2012)

Michelle Walters

Phone: 502.736.2139

Mrs. Michelle Walters is the Senior Development Officer of TAF and CelebraTion. 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 more than 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); CASE/NAIS Conference; 2017 Trinity High School Honorary Alumnus.

Kevin Wangler

Phone: 502.736.2150

A California native, Mr. Kevin Wangler moved to Kentucky in 2003, and serves as Trinity's Director of Information Technology. He has worked at 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, choir member, and head of the technology committee.


Awards and designations

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE+i); Presidential Team Shamrock Award recipient (2014, twice in 2020); Gene Eckert Service Award recipient (2020)

Mary Lou Whitfield

Phone: 502.736.8212

Mary Lou joins the Trinity mathematics department after teaching middle school math at St. Francis of Assisi for over 10 years. Having lived in Louisville her whole life, she attended St. Francis of Assisi in grade school and Sacred Heart Academy in high school. She earned her BS in Mathematics from the University of Louisville with emphasis in Business Management. While raising her four daughters, she has tutored students through college level for the past 22 years. She recently, received her masters in teaching in secondary math from the University of the Cumberlands.

Outside of the classroom, Mary Lou has taught tap dance for almost 30 years. She also loves to go hiking, read a good book, and watch sporting events (especially soccer). But most of all she loves to spend time with her husband Glenn and their daughters.


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 and in 2022.


Awards and designations

Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers; coach, French Scrabble Team City League: Varsity and JV first, second, and third place wins (2004-2019); Trinity Club Moderator of the Year (2005); Thomas Sheeran Teacher of the Year (2013, 2022)

Megan Wine

Phone: 5027362105

Megan Wine joined Trinity in 2019 as a member of the Business Office. She currently serves as an Administrative Assistant in Alumni Relations.

Megan is married to Brett Wine (’94) and has three children-Brady (’21), Rileigh, and Ryan (’26).

David Zettel

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); Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Louisville (2017)

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, the House System Institute in St. Louis, and the National Catholic Educator's Association. He has also recently presented at the National Catholic School Law Symposium on Trinity's drug testing program and COVID supports for students.

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 completed his Ed.D. from Spalding University in November 2018.

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. He was named Administrator of the Year in 2017 by the Kentucky Association of Library-Media Specialists.

A native of Louisville, Dan is married to Julie Zoeller. They have seven children.

Awards and designations

Kentucky State Coaches' Award, tennis (1993); Trinity Teacher of the Year (1997); Kentucky Governor's Scholars Outstanding Educator Award (1999); Author: Student Social and Spiritual Development Within U.S. Catholic Schools with House Systems: A Study of Administrator and House Mentor Perceptions (2018); Co-author, You Will Never Leave Me (Thomas Merton curriculum, 2000); Toyota International Teacher (2000); Courage to Teach Teacher (2003); Participant: Leadership Institute for School Principals (2011-12); 20 Educators to Know (2016); Kentucky Association of Library Media Specialists' Administrator of the Year (2017); Co-presenter, Ohio Catholic Educators Association (2005), National Catholic Educational Association (2006), The House System Institute (2017), and National Catholic Educational Association (2018).

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 with a minor in Theatre, 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 serving as the Chair of the English Department, 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 2019 and in 2022, she was named Speech Coach of the Year for the Louisville Region of the Kentucky High School Speech League.  The Kentucky High School Speech League named her the State Debate Coach of the Year in 2019.

In her free time, Amy can be found cheering on her hometown team, the Nashville Predators.  She is also 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 and again for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Awards and designations

Member of the Teacher Advisory Committee for Actors Theatre of Louisville; Moderator of the Year (2011, 2019); Board Member, Wilson Wyatt Debate League (2014-present); Secretary for the Wilson Wyatt Debate League Board (2015-2016); President for the Wilson Wyatt Debate League Board (2017-present); earned the coaching rank of Outstanding Distinction (2015); Donus D. Roberts Quad Ruby Award (2015); earned the coaching rank of First Diamond (2017); Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Speech and Debate (2015); Presidential Team Shamrock Award for Library PLC (2020); National Speech and Debate Association Distinguished Service Gold Key (2018); Kentucky District National Speech and Debate Association District Committee (2019-21); Kentucky High School Speech League Louisville Region Speech Coach of the Year (2019); Kentucky High School Speech League State Debate Coach of the Year (2019); National Speech and Debate Association Distinguished Service Bronze Plaque

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