Basketball - Varsity
Head Coach: Bill Casson | profile
Bill begins his 12th year overall at Trinity-Pawling as Associate Director of Admissions and Head Basketball Coach. Bill left T-P in 2006 to work as Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at St. John’s Country Day School in Orange Park, FL. In his first tour from 2001-2006, Bill worked in admissions and was the Head Basketball Coach. During that time the Pride Basketball team was Tri-State League Champs for five years, Founders League Champions for five years and New England Class B Runner ups in 2003 and Champs in 2005. Before 2001 Bill was the Athletic Director and head basketball coach at Cheshire Academy for 16 years. In addition to organizing and running an athletic program of 17 varsity sports and 14 sub-varsity sports, he has also taught physical education, Algebra and was an assistant Dean of Students.Bill has also coached at the professional level in USBL in the late 80’s and he is also on the Board of Big Apple Basketball in New York City. In 2014 Bill was honored to receive the NEPSAC Coach of the Year Award.
In Bill’s career he has helped to place over 120 basketball players in colleges all over the country. As the Associate Director of Admission, Bill interviews prospective families, travels to meet with educational consultants, and visits lower schools throughout the country and overseas.
Bill is a native of Milford, CT and a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. He and his wife, Kathy, a teacher at Mizzentop Day School, live in Shaw House West with their Labrador Retriever Barkley.
Rachel Kellogg | profile
Rachel hails from Hamburg, NY and attended Canisius College in Buffalo. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education with a concentration in History in the spring of 1995 before moving to Pawling with her husband Jay, who had recently been hired as the schools’ Athletic Trainer, and son Michael. Rachel first worked at Trinity-Pawling teaching ESL, 7th and 8th Grade English and History, acted as the Student Activities Coordinator, and coached Middle School Basketball. She has spent the last 16 years teaching/coaching elementary school at Mizzentop Day School. In the winter of 2016-17, Rachel also served as an assistant Varsity basketball coach at Trinity-Pawling School.
While attending Canisius, Rachel played Division I basketball. She enjoys running, knitting, baking and attending her own children’s athletic events. She has been a part of the T-P community for more than two decades, working to strengthen dorm units, teaching, coaching and mothering. She presently teaches in the LEAD program and is Orton-Gillingham trained, coaches Middle School Soccer and Varsity Basketball and is an academic advisor. Rachel is the proud mother of three boys, Michael ’10, Tyler ’15 and Tucker and lives in the Shaw Field House.