Bill Samko
Bill Samko
Title: Offensive Line Coach
Phone: 508-793-2584
Previous College: Connecticut, 1973
Experience: Fourth Season

Recruiting Areas: Connecticut (Eastern, Central & Southern), Illinois (Northern), Indiana (Northwestern), Massachusetts (Essex, Middlesex & Suffolk Counties), New Hampshire, New York (Long Island, New York City & Westchester County), Rhode Island, Wisconsin (Southern)
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Bill Samko is in his fourth season on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2014, and his third year as the offensive line coach. He has placed a player on the All-Patriot League teams in each of the last two years, with Sean Whited being honored in 2012 and Kyle Pedretty being recognized in 2013. During the 2011 campaign, Samko was a volunteer assistant coach working with the offense.

Samko joined the Crusaders after spending 17 seasons as the head coach at Tufts University from 1994-2010. He won 57 games during his time at Tufts, and is tied for second on the school’s all-time list for coaching victories. Samko was previously the head coach at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., from 1987-1993, going 35-27-1 while winning a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles and twice being named the SCAC Coach of the Year. He also spent time as an assistant coach at Yale from 1981-1986, after beginning his career as an assistant coach at Tufts from 1974-1980.

Samko is a 1973 graduate from the University of Connecticut, where he played football and baseball. A native of Worcester, Samko graduated from Worcester Academy in 1969.


Samko's Collegiate Coaching File
Years School Position Championships
1974-1980 Tufts Assistant Coach  
1981-1986 Yale Assistant Coach Ivy League Champions (1981)
1987-1993 Univ. of the South Head Coach SCAC Champions (1990, 1992)
1994-2010 Tufts Head Coach  
2011 Holy Cross Volunteer Assistant Coach  
2012-2014 Holy Cross Offensive Line Coach