Samantha Sjogren grew up in Roseburg Oregon where she was a three year varsity volleyball athlete. She received all conference honors her senior year where she led the Indians in assists and service aces. Sam was actively involved in club volleyball from 2010-2017, playing for Roseburg Volleyball Club, Umpqua Volleyball Academy and Webfoot Juniors. Sam’s club teams attended the National Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2016. Upon graduation from Roseburg High School, Sam received an athletic scholarship to attend New Mexico Highlands University where she was a setter and defensive specialist for 5 years. For two consecutive years, Sam was ranked in the top 10 in the RMAC for service aces. During her senior campaign, the Cowgirls qualified for the conference championship tournament for the first time since 2008.
Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Health Promotions and Wellness in 2021. Sam has been a sand volleyball coach for Oregon Sand Volleyball since 2017 where she has coached ages 5-18. Sam has a passion for the game of volleyball. She places a great deal of emphasis on teaching proper form and injury prevention techniques. Sam’s coaching philosophy is based on strong communication, solid team building, and creating a positive environment where young women can learn how to play the game and develop their skills. Outside of volleyball, Sam enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, snowboarding and spending time with her two cats.