Crusader alum and lacrosse coach will pull double duty through 2021


After a nationwide search for a successor to Paul Bernstorf, who is retiring from his post as the school’s athletic director effective at the end of the current school year, St. Paul’s School has turned to an in-house candidate and hired alum Trey Whitty.

Trey Whitty

Whitty, a 1999 graduate of St. Paul’s who has served as the school’s lacrosse coach since 2018, will continue to coach through the 2020-21 season before focusing exclusively on his role as athletic director.

Whitty is member of St. Paul’s athletic Hall of Fame and teaches World History. He also previously served as a college counselor.

“My goal is to provide the most robust athletic experience for all student-athletes at SP, whether they are novices or want to compete at the college and professional ranks,” said Whitty. “I will work hard to build upon the proud tradition of St. Paul’s athletics and provide the best student-athlete experience in the Greater Baltimore region.”

Before rejoining St. Paul’s, Trey was assistant athletic director and middle school AD at McDonogh School, where he also served as defensive coordinator for the varsity boys’ lacrosse team and was twice honored as MIAA Assistant Coach of the Year. Prior to that, he spent two years as athletic director at St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, where he managed a sizable budget and oversaw 33 teams. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Trey was an All-American and captain of UVA’s national championship lacrosse team in 2003.

Whitty will assume his new role on July 1 and has begun partnering with Bernstorf, who will remain on the faculty at St. Paul’s, to ensure a smooth transition.