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Conestoga adds former head coach and 3-time PIAA champion Samson to staff

Monday, 13th September 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/13/21 – Staff Report

Conestoga head coach Brody Bush has announced that former Pioneers head coach and Villanova assistant Brian Samson has been added to the varsity staff as an assistant.

Brian Samson

Samson guided the Pioneers to Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association titles in 2010-12 and championship berths in 2009 and 2013. From 2009-12, his teams won four straight District 1 championships, went 96-8 and finished no worse than 12th in the LaxPower National Coaches Rankings.

Overall, Samson won six Central League titles – all between 2006-13 – and compiled a 210-72 record in his 13 seasons at the helm. Samson was named the EPSLA Coach of the Year in 2009 and the Daily Local News Coach of the year twice. Samson also served as a head coach and assistant coach for the Philly team at the Under Armour Underclassmen Games for several years and also has served as an evaluator for the US U-19 team.

Samson – a Radnor High graduate – graduated from Georgetown in 2000 after starting as a defemseman for three years and took over the Conestoga program in 2001-02. From 2006 through 2012, his teams went a remarkable 145-24. After beating Calvert Hall (MD) on the road to open the 2012 season, his team was No. 1 in the nation in every national poll until a tight loss to Garden City (N.Y.) at the Checking for Cancer Invitational at Haverford School.

Samson was an assistant at Villanova from 2015-18. He served as an assistant coach at Marple Newtown in 2019 and also was an assistant in the Rising Sons club program from 2017-19.

“It is with my great pleasure to welcome back on the varsity staff Brian Samson,” Bush said. “His accomplishments coaching and playing are a great asset to our team as well as his experience, which is unrivaled.”

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