Samantha Snow
Samantha Snow
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (229) 931-2936
Year: 3rd Season

Snow returns to GSW for her third season as Women’s Soccer Coach. The women’s soccer program grew under Snow’s leadership in 2012 as the Lady Canes posted their first ever win against The University of West Georgia. The Lady Canes also tied Division I Program, Alabama State University 2-2, and made significant improvements on and off the field.  Snow has brought in 14 new players for the 2014 campaign, many of whom will see playing time immediately.

Prior to arriving at GSW, Snow was the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Bluefield College.  During her two-year tenure at Bluefield College, Snow helped the Lady Rams to several program firsts. These included Bluefield's first-ever wins over Emory and Henry and North Carolina Wesleyan. Her teams at BC were active in the community as well. One of their many campaigns was the creation and implementation of the "Kickeroos" youth soccer program for children in the western Virginia area.

Before taking over at Bluefield College,  Snow was the interim Head Women's Soccer Coach at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, GA; where she also worked as Assistant Coach prior to her head coach promotion.

During the Fall 2009 season, Snow led the Lady Eagles to a 7-7-1 season and to their second consecutive appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Tournament, including Region Champions.  As the first assistant coach in 2008, Snow worked the goalkeepers and defense and helped the team finish with a 14-5 record, and a fifth place ranking by the National Soccer Association of America and sixth place ranking by the NJCAA, including region champions and an appearance in the Elite 8 of the NJCAA National Tournament.

Snow has also spent over five years coaching in Olympic Development Programs in Colorado, West Virginia and Georgia and has been a coach with U.S. Soccer Region I since 2011.  She is a recipient of the Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund Scholarship and the Chris Nedelcoyych Soccer Foundation Scholarship for soccer education.  Snow obtained her USSF A License in 2009, becoming one of the youngest females to receive that honor.

She is no stranger to the Peach Belt Conference. Snow (formerly Samantha Bird) is a former member of the Columbus State women's soccer program where she played under current head coach Jay Entlich. CSU won the Peach Belt Conference in Snow's final season of competition in 2005 before injuries ended her playing career prematurely. She spent the next two seasons as a student assistant coach with Columbus State, which saw the Lady Cougars earned earn back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths and reach as far as the Elite Eight.

Snow adds to her licenses after obtaining her USSF National Goalkeeping License in the Spring of 2014.

Snow holds her Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Georgia. She is currently pursuing her master's degree at GSW.  Snow and her husband, Elliot, have a daughter, Reagan, who turned one this July.

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