Sam Sr was born in Fort Hood, Texas, but spent the majority of his childhood in Detroit Michigan and traveling abroad in a military family which ended in Fort Bragg, NC where he decided to follow in his fathers footsteps and enter the U.S. Army.
From 1991 to 2001 he served honorably in the US Army receiving many awards, merits and citations. While serving his country, Sam received numerous training qualifications, medals and awards to include the Master Fitness Certification & Meritorious Service Medal. During his military career he always enjoyed working with the youth and learning new things. What stood out most was his passion for physical training and mentoring. With this knowledge he was able to train and assist many of his fellow soldiers and young adults with their fitness and training goals. While in the military he gained a passion for assisting the youth in local and international communities and formed the Non-Profit Top Rank Mentoring, Inc. With this 501 c3 program he was able to partner with local teachers, coaches and administrators in the triangle area and provide the understanding of the importance of life goals, fitness and NCAA college preparation. Sam has dedicated over 20+ years to the development of young adults and their impact on society.
Sam trains countless high school standouts from many states, Division I, II, III Athletes as well as Athletes at the Professional Level as well as their parents. Sam has an in dept knowledge of training Athletes in numerous sports and positions. He is also an active member of the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association).
Coach Sam and his wife, Derema currently have 1 son, Sam Blue Jr, a local Raleigh Standout who attended North Carolina A&T on a football scholarship to whom has made the Deans list every semester of his college career. He also finished his college career as a intricate part of the most winning class in school history. They reside in Raleigh, NC.