Head Football Coach 1978-1990

During his tenure at Grandview Senior High School, Sam compiled a win-loss record of 94-41 at GHS making him the all-time leader in career wins. His teams won 7 conference championships and 5 district championships. Sam coached in 4 quarterfinals and 1 semifinal game. His 1984 team was 11-2 and ranked #1 in the metro area by the KC Star. He was named the Cecil Patterson Coach of the Year in 1990. Sam later was inducted into the Excelsior Springs Hall of Fame, The Missouri Football Coaches Hall of Fame, The Greater KC Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and his 1970 MU Orange Bowl team was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Sam is currently coaching quarterbacks at William Jewell College.

Sam is married to his wife Cindy and has a son, Mack and a daughter, Maggie. Sam graduated from the University of Missouri and received his master degree from the University of Central Missouri. His favorite athletic memory was the 1986 game vs. KC Southeast. With less than three minutes left to play and the Bulldogs leading, Southeast walked off the field in protest of the officiating. The game ended with Southeast forfeiting. Ironically, the Bulldogs played Southeast in the first game of the state playoffs and won by a landslide.