Sam was an athlete in Kokoro's first "graduating" class! After playing with Kokoro, Sam competed at Minnesota State - Moorhead, where as a setter she led her team to wins over ranked opponents on many occasions. While at Moorhead, Sam coached for a small local club and for Kokoro in a camp setting. This will be Sam's 8th season coaching juniors and her 4th season coaching with Kokoro. In 2017, she coached her team to a birth in the USAV National Championship Tournament as one of the best teams in the State of Minnesota in their age division! Her abilities to train and teach athletes are of the very best in the club.
Sam is a graduate of Woodbury High School, and Minnesota State Moorhead with a Degree in Exercise Science, Sam also graduated from St. Kate’s with a Master of Art in Organizational Leadership. Sam is currently an assistant coach at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul.
"Sam is a great addition to our coaching staff. As an athlete, she was required to implement our philosophy; so Sam has the first-hand experience on how we train as well as the goals of our program. We are looking forward to many seasons with Sam on our coaching staff!"