Sam Ojie has proven to be one the best volleyball players and one of the most sought after coaches in the United States. Sam has coached with five successful NCAA Division I programs since his arrival in the U.S. in '99 from playing professional volleyball in Europe. In all five institutions, Sam helped players achieve all conference honors and coached some of the best blockers in the country.  While assisting The University of Oklahoma and Louisiana State University (the 2 previous universities he worked at) he was a huge part of their success which helped lead them to participate in the NCAA post season tournament, highlighted by a sweet 16 appearance in 2010.

Sam has a unique style of coaching that is second to none. Sam has combined his international playing experience with his NCAA college coaching which makes him an exceptional trainer.  His sessions are always challenging yet fun and are filled with positive encouragement and inspiring words about how volleyball relates to life. Also known for his passion for blocking, Sam has devised new and efficient ways to teach blocking to players and coaches.

Sam is fluent in three languages and is a graduate of Tulane University with a degree in Media Arts and an Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Coaching History

2012-14 LSU Assistant Coach

2007-11 Oklahoma Assistant Coach

2006 Georgia Assistant Coach

2004-05 UCF Assistant Coach

1999-03 Tulane Assistant Coach

1996-99 Hainaut Volleyball U12 Boys Coach (France)

Playing Experience

1996-99 Hainaut Volley Club (France)

1994-95 Mizuno Mallory (London)

1992-94 Abidjan Universite Club (Ivory Coast)

Playing Honors

Abidjan Universite Club League Most Outstanding Player

Hainaut Volley Club Outstanding Hitter/Blocker

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Our  mission:

  • To help athletes become fundamentally sound in the game of volleyball
  • To inspire athletes to believe in their abilities and help them "find their rhythm"
  • To teach athletes to use the skills they learn in volleyball to face life's challenges and become successful in whatever they choose to do

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