Trey Coleman is an avid skier, mountain biker, and whitewater kayaker who has traveled throughout North and Central America paddling rivers and riding single track. As a Regional President overseeing Knoxville and Morristown, Tennessee, Trey believes his dedication to extreme sports has complemented his banking career by showing him how to understand risk and reward.
In his role at HomeTrust, Trey manages a team of lenders and advises clients across the five states of Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, and The Carolinas. He specializes in commercial real estate, construction lending, mergers and acquisitions, and recapitalizations and is proud that most of his relationships come from existing clients and referrals over a career spanning more than 30 years.
While he hoped to be either a chef or musician as a young adult, his grandfather arranged for him to work as a bank teller during summers in college. He hedged his bets by still spending evenings in the kitchens of various restaurants and playing in a local punk band. From 1983 to 1989, he also served in the Georgia Army National Guard, where he likes to say that he was the “only guy in a punk band with a military regulation haircut.”
He ultimately realized he had a knack for banking.
Trey holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Banking from Georgia Southern University and a Master’s in City Planning from the University of Tennessee. In addition, he completed a commercial lending management training program at SunTrust and also holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) professional designation.
Prior to joining HomeTrust through its acquisition of Jefferson Federal Bank in 2013, Trey held commercial banking leadership positions at Bank of America, First Horizon, and U.S. Bank.
Trey has also served as chairman of the Industrial Development Board of the County of Knox; president of the North Knoxville Rotary Club; board chair of the Knoxville Opera and board president of The Joy of Music, which provides free instruction and instruments to at-risk youth. He will serve a second term as board president of the Joy of Music in 2024.
Trey lives with his wife in Knoxville. When late spring waters are flowing, they regularly kayak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is about 45 minutes from their home.