Faculty/Staff Bio

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Tyler Whitley

B.A., Wesleyan University



Work Phone: 860-945-7908

Year Appointed: 2012

After graduating from Taft, where he was an accomplished student, athlete and community member (three-sport varsity captain in football, basketball and track and the winner of the Lawrence Hunter Stone Award at graduation), Tyler went on to Wesleyan University, where he was a four-year letter winner at safety on the football team. While there, he earned a spot on the New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Academic Team his senior year and was a Cardinal Club Scholar-Athlete award winner for having the highest GPA on the team. He studied in Rome for a semester; and upon earning a bachelor’s degree in government, with a certificate in international relations, Tyler moved to the Salisbury School, where he worked as a tutor in the school’s learning center, served as a dorm parent, assisted the varsity basketball team and coached varsity football. After two years at Salisbury, he went on to study business at Sacred Heart University and worked as a graduate assistant coach for the school’s Division I football team. As an assistant, Tyler led the running backs, managed the scout defense and special teams and recruited student-athletes from around the country. During that time, the team’s offense ranked first in the Northeast Conference in passing for 2010 (11th in the nation) and 2011 (30th in the nation). He coached a freshman running back in 2011 who won two Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week awards. Tyler has also worked for two businesses outside of schools, including CTM Media Group, but he is thrilled to return to Taft, where he works in admissions, coaches football and JV boys’ basketball and heads the CPT2 dormitory, where he lives with his wife, Randi (Lawlor) Whitley ’04.

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