Samol also receives accolades
Hoyas are in the midst of spring play
Zach Samol is in his seventh year on the Hilltop and first as associate head coach. He is no stranger to success as he has helped Georgetown, Yale University and Boston College to league titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.
During the 2010 season, Samol helped the Hoyas win the BIG EAST Blue Division Regular Season Championship and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round of play. Following the conference championship, the staff was named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.
He spent four years at Yale, helping them to an Ivy League Championship in 2005, the first in 14 seasons, as well as an appearance in the 2005 NCAA Tournament which was the first NCAA Tournament berth since 1999.
Samol also spent two seasons coaching at Boston College as an assistant from 2000-01. At BC, the Eagles earned a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and won the BIG EAST Championship in 2000.
Samol played his collegiate soccer at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1998 and was a 1997 All-Ivy League selection before earning a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Following his graduation, Samol played professionally from 1998-2003 with the Connecticut Wolves (A-League), the Cape Cod Crusaders (D-3 Pro League), the Boston Bulldogs (A-League) and the Western Mass Pioneers (D-3 Pro League), where he concluded his pro career.
He spent two seasons as a head coach with the Potomac U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy and served as the academy director at the McLean U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Program for two years.
Samol resides in Washington, D.C.