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Meet the Athletics Staff

Steve Efird is Trinity’s Athletic Director. Prior to coming to Trinity, Steve served as the athletic director of Raleigh Charter School for nine years, which made national news for its strong academic programs and cocurriculars in support of its mission. He has served as the president of both the North Central Athletic Conference and the Triad Athletic Conference, and he has also held positions in the athletic department of St. Mary’s School and as a teacher at St. Timothy’s School, both in Raleigh.

Steve has a BA in Exercise and Sport Science from UNC–Chapel Hill and is a CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). At Raleigh Charter School, he coached varsity boys basketball and varsity boys tennis, where he was voted conference coach of the year, and managed a burgeoning sports program. His experience there prepared him well for Trinity.

Sophie Smith is Trinity’s Middle School Athletic Director. Sophie has been on Trinity’s staff for the past four years but has been an active and key volunteer parent for the past twelve years, serving as the president of the Trinity Parent Organization and heading up Trinity’s Hot Lunch program.

Sophie received a MA in History from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and served as a project manager in the Caring Services Department of C.A.R.E. (Christian Action Research and Education) in London, England. She oversaw three caring services projects involving over 500 volunteers from across the UK. Sophie served as a research officer and in the conservative research department and worked the home affairs desk, handling research, speech-writing, and public relations for Tory MPs and special advisers.

Sophie’s son Robert graduated from Trinity in May 2015 (and is a member of UNC’s rowing team), and her daughter Annabel is a tenth grader at Trinity. Sophie and her husband Al have spent hours on the sidelines and in the stands at Trinity athletic events!

Christine Brinson
Head Athletic Trainer and Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director

Leo Fitzsimmons
Physical Education Teacher
Middle School Basketball Coach

Deneil Williams
PE Teacher and Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach

Athletic Competion