Originally from the Baltimore area, Sam graduated from Atholton High School in Columbia, Maryland. He continued his education at Haverford College, where he majored in economics and minored in psychology. During his time at Haverford, Sam also played for and captained the varsity basketball team, in addition to serving as a leader on the student-athlete advisory committee for both the College and the conference. He was recognized with the Stephen G. Cary Award for his positive impact on the athletic program.
While a student at Haverford, Sam also helped develop and direct DiverseCity Hoops, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together kids from different backgrounds and connecting them through basketball and intentional community building. After graduation, Sam continued to oversee the program as it expanded to reach multiple cities and other sports with DiverseCity Baseball.
After college, Sam was able to continue his basketball career professionally in Israel, where he also coached youth basketball. Upon his return to the United States, he immersed himself in education, teaching middle school and coaching high school basketball in the Philadelphia area. Sam also works for the SportsChallenge Leadership Academy, an educational non-profit designed to empower the next generation of leaders, as a workshop facilitator and program director.
At St. Andrew's, Sam teaches math, coaches basketball, works on student leadership, and serves as dorm parent on Sherwood Corridor.