Samantha Sarff
Position: Assistant Coach

Samantha Sarff enters her first season as an assistant coach at Clemson in 2014-2015 after a two-year stint at Nova Southeastern University under Frazier Wong.

At NSU, Sarff coached the varsity 4+ boats and the novice team while also serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator. In her two seasons at NSU, she helped the Sharks win the NCAA Division II National Championship and a national runner-up finish.

Prior to her time at Nova Southeastern, Sarff coached at the University of Florida for the club team during the 2011-2012 season. She coached the women’s novice team with her sister, Krystina Sarff who is currently an assistant coach with the women’s rowing team at Michigan, to a No. 3 national club ranking. During that season, the program’s novice 8+ placed fourth in the grand final of the SIRA Championships and first place at the FIRA Championships.

Sarff rowed collegiately at the University of Central Florida and served as captain from 2008-2010. She was co-president of the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) in 2008-2009 and was a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.

While in college, Sarff attended the U.S. National Team Identification camp at Princeton University, U.S. Freshmen Development camp at the University of Wisconsin, and was invited to U.S. Pre-Elite training camp. Additionally, she trained with Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, PA and competed at U.S. Club Nationals and Canadian Henley in 2009.

Sarff earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from UCF in 2010 and a master’s degree in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern in 2014.

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