Mr. Trevor Prophet
Research Assistant

Trevor Prophet joins the Admiral James M. Loy Institute for Leadership (IFL) after completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at Connecticut College. As an undergrad, Trevor was a two-sport athlete and captain of the men’s soccer and tennis teams. Trevor made his biggest dent on the soccer field, earning All-Academic and All-Region honors, but credits his captain role with both the soccer and tennis teams as vital in his development as a leader and individual. Trevor chose to stay involved in sports after graduating, traveling to South Africa as an intern with Grassroot Soccer, an organization that uses soccer to teach kids about HIV. He loved his 18-month stint with Grassroot Soccer and the experience helped him further realize the importance of sports in relating with and teaching others. This, coupled with his experience as a two-sport athlete at Connecticut College, pushed Trevor into the world of coaching, landing back at his alma mater in 2013. Since his return, the team has reached back-to-back NESCAC semifinals and compiled their best team record in 20 years. Trevor also sat on the Dean’s Grievance Board while coaching at Connecticut College to stay involved with the campus community. Although a crosstown rival for many years, Trevor is excited to join the Coast Guard community and help develop leadership at the IFL.

Trevor initially graduated from Connecticut College with a B.S. in International Relations and Economics. However, his experience with Grassroot Soccer led to his interest in social sciences and ultimately pushed him to pursue his M.A. in Psychology while coaching at the college. Trevor’s thesis focused on mental toughness in athletes, utilizing an integrative personality framework (including personality traits, motives, and life stories) to better understand the contextual and nuanced differences in an athlete’s mental toughness. Similar to mental toughness, Trevor’s interest in leadership development stems from a myriad of sports experiences as a player and coach.

A New Hampshire native, Trevor has now lived in southeastern Connecticut for the better part of 10 years. He loves the area and can be found on many local soccer fields, beaches, and courts chasing a ball around with his girlfriend and dog.