Recruiting Areas: Connecticut, Illinois
(Northern), Indiana (Northern), Massachusetts (Middlesex County,
Suffolk County & Western), New York (Hudson Valley, Long
Island, New York City & Westchester County), Rhode Island,
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Bill Samko is in his second season on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2012, and his first year as the offensive line coach. During the 2011 campaign, he was a volunteer assistant coach working with the offense.
Samko joined the Crusaders after spending the previous 17 seasons as the head coach at Tufts University from 1994-2010. He won 57 games during his time at Tufts, and is tied for second on the school’s all-time list for coaching victories. Samko was previously the head coach at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., from 1987-1993, going 35-27-1 while winning a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles and twice being named the SCAC Coach of the Year. He also spent time as an assistant coach at Yale from 1981-1986, after beginning his career as an assistant coach at Tufts from 1974-1980.
Samko is a 1973 graduate from the University of Connecticut,
where he played football and baseball. A native of Worcester, Samko
graduated from Worcester Academy in 1969.
|Samko's Collegiate Coaching File|
|1981-1986||Yale||Assistant Coach||Ivy League Champions (1981)|
|1987-1993||Univ. of the South||Head Coach||SCAC Champions (1990, 1992)|
|2011||Holy Cross||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|2012||Holy Cross||Offensive Line Coach|