Sam grew up in the Bay Area playing club volleyball. She received a full-ride scholarship to UCLA as an outside hitter. At UCLA she was Student Athlete President, an All-American and won an NCAA title. Sam was a member of the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team from 1992-1995.
During and after the National team Sam played on the ESPN 4-person beach volleyball tour for 5 years. After her athletic career, she worked in advertising for TIME, Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated KIDS for 10 years. Currently Sam works for her family business, Shaver Transportation, a tugboat and barge company located in Portland, Oregon.
“I am so thankful I have had the opportunities to meet, work with and learn from incredible mentors in my athletic and professional careers. ”
Sam’s coaching experience includes:
• USA Team clinics
• Intercity youth clinics
• NIKE clinics
• UCLA summer camps
• Private lessons
• Club Volleyball in Los Angeles
• CYO (4th, 5th & 6th grade)
Follow your heart when making choices. If you love what you do and are passionate about it, you will be successful.
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