Get To Know Coach Sam:
WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?
Last season was the assistant coach the 13UA team and assist with the beach program for Fortitude!
East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
2014 – 2016 (Girls 15-2s Assistant Coach)
- 2015-16 USAV Patriot Division National Champions
- 2015-16 Festival Fiesta 16-Club Champions
- 2014-15 AZ Region 16-Championship Division Champions
2013 – 2014 (Girls 16-2s Assistant Coach)
Northern Arizona Juniors Club Volleyball, Flagstaff, AZ
2011 – 2012 (Girls 11, 12’s Assistant Coach)
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?
Second Season! I get to coach both indoor and beach.
WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?
2012 – Present - Women’s Sand and Court Teams
Competed Internationally in Spain
2008 – 2012 - Northern Arizona University
-Full Ride Volleyball Scholarship
2005 – 2007 Mountain Pointe High School Varsity Team
-Region Champs (2006 and 2007)
-City of Tempe All-City Team (2006 and 2007)
-All-Arizona Team (2007)
-Central Player of the Year (2007)
-Team Captain (2007)
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?
I am from Ahwatukee, Arizona and I lived in Spain for a year!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
Mexican food and everything dip haha
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?
I love tea!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL)
I don’t really watch other sports.
WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL?
Watch movies, travel, hang out with friends and family, play with dogs, go swimming, volunteer, and live on Pinterest.
WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?
I love volleyball because it’s competitive, fun, and I’ve had some of my best memories and met all of my best friends playing indoor and sand. It has taught me persistence, hard work, dedication, sacrifice, loyalty, and determination. I want to share the love and passion I have for this sport with others.