Upper School

Staff Directory

Jeff McCrary
Director of Athletics
(512) 299-9742

University of Texas-Austin - BS

Athletic Council advisor
Budget oversight
Interpretation of SPC bylaws and procedures
Scheduling oversight
Supervision of SAS staff and office

Jeff  is entering his 15th year at SAS, where he has served a number of roles including faculty member, coach, and athletic administrator. 

While at UT, he served as student manager to the NCAA Final Four participant men's basketball team. 

In addition to his work overseeing the department, Jeff has found success as Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, presently heading into his 10th year. In 2012, St. Andrew’s took 4th place in the SPC Division I Tournament, which was the best finish in school history. The following year, he led the Crusaders to a Division II Championship.
McCrary is married to the former Melissa Barrett, and they have two sons together (Houston and Barrett).

Abby Elliott ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
(512) 299-9734

University of Kansas - BS

Injury prevention and rehabilitation 
Medical compliance coordination
Oversight of student-athlete safety
Provide first aid and emergency care
Transportation coordination

Abby is entering her 18th year as the Athletic Trainer for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.

She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified in First Aid/CPR through the American Heart Association.

In her spare time, Elliott enjoys taking in the sights and sounds of Austin. She also enjoys listening to live music, spending time with her family, and following the Jayhawks in all sports.

Taylor Stewart
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
(512) 299-9706

University of Texas-Austin - BS

Taylor Stewart joined the SAS community in 2009 as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach after working for seven years at nearby St. Stephen's Episcopal School.

With the title of head strength and conditioning coach at St. Andrew’s he trains all of the school’s student-athletes in a number of capacities, most notably through an intensive off-season program. 

Stewart also holds the title of Head Varsity Football Coach for the Crusaders.

He and his wife, Amanda, have three children, a daughter Sienna, and sons Jaxon and Mads. 

Josh Blumenthal
Assistant Director of Athletics 
(512) 299-9716

University of Rhode Island - BA
Adelphi University - MS

Sports Information Director 
Contest official coordination
Independent sports contact

Josh joined the SAS community in 2016 after spending the past eight seasons as an NCAA lacrosse coach in the northeast, coaching at Adelphi University, Babson College, and Regis College.

During his time as bench-boss at Regis, he led the Pride to back-to-back winning seasons in 2014 and 2015 and won a school-record nine games, an ECAC Tournament berth, and named NECC Coach of the Year. In addition he was a member of the school's faculty, teaching two sports marketing courses.

He also spent four years as the head coach/sports information director at the Palmer Trinity School in Miami, selected as Miami-Dade County Coach of the Year in 2006, and awarded the Florida Babcock Sportsmanship Trophy in 2007.

Blumenthal, who also serves as the SAS Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, presently resides in Austin with his wife Cherilynn and son Ethan. 
Kayla Vaught ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(512) 299-9692

Texas Lutheran University - BS
Texas State University - MS


Injury prevention and rehabilitation
Medical compliance coordination
Oversight of student-athlete safety
Provide first aid and emergency care

Kayla earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and her Master of Science in Athletic Training.

She was able to join the SAS community in 2014 as a part-time Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer through Texas State University. While a Graduate Assistant, she primarily worked with SAS middle school athletics. 

Vaught enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association and continues to further her skill set and education through ​continuing education courses.

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Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.