Coach Sam founded Virginia Volleyball Academy in 2017. He has 18 years of coaching experience at various levels and continues to stay active as a player when he is not coaching. Coach Sam currently serves as the Club Director for VAVA, Head Coach for U16 Blue, and Assistant Coach for U15 team.
Prior to VAVA, Coach Sam was a Head Coach with Virginia Juniors and Dulles (Grit) Volleyball. He has coached high school at Bethesda Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson, and Wootton.
On the collegiate side, Coach Sam was an assistant with George Mason Men’s Volleyball (D1, EIVA conference) from 2015-2017.
As a player, Coach Sam played club for Maryland Volleyball Program (MVP) and went on to play Club Volleyball at University of Maryland. Aside from the indoor game, he enjoys playing sand/grass doubles, reverse-coed 4s, and 9man volleyball.
Coach Sam holds a BA in Political Science and currently lives in Gaithersburg, MD with his wife Rita, daughter Chloe, and dog Lexi.