Sam Campo named head softball coach
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ursinus College has announced the hiring of Samantha Campo as the new softball coach. Campo comes to Collegeville after serving five seasons as the head coach at Gettysburg College.
"We are pleased to have someone with a experienced background as Sam on board," said Ursinus College Athletic Director Laura Moliken. "Her familiarity with the Centennial Conference and her success at Gettysburg will help our program grow."
Campo posted a 101-78-2 record at Gettysburg, including three trips to the Centennial Conference playoffs. Her best mark came during the 2009 season when the Bullets went 27-10-1. Those 27 wins were the second-best in Gettysburg history.
Under her watch, she has coached 27 players who have earned All-Centennial honors. In addition, four student-athletes have earned Academic All-District honors and in 2012, one player was named an Academic All-American.
She served as an assistant during the 2006-07 season for Gettysburg, when the Bullets won the Centennial Conference championship.
Prior to her coaching career, Campo, then known as Samantha Abrams, was a four-time, first-team All-Centennial Conference selection as a pitcher/shortstop at McDaniel College, earning the award three times as a pitcher (2001, 2003, 2004) and once as a utility player (2002). She was named CC Player of the Year in 2003 after batting .339 with four homers and 21 RBI and was tabbed third-team all-region on two occasions. Abrams finished her career as the conference's all-time leader in doubles (44), victories (60), strikeouts (426), and complete games (72). She helped the Green Terror to an overall record of 109-34 and a pair of Centennial crowns (2002, 2004).
Abrams began her coaching career as the co-head coach at South Carroll High School before taking an assistant coaching position at her alma mater, McDaniel College, in 2006. She graduated from McDaniel in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in English and has a pair of master's degrees from her alma mater in exercise science and physical education and school library and media science.