Former Lady Cougar Named Head Coach at Georgia Southwestern
Americus - The Georgia Southwestern Athletic Department announced this week that former Columbus State University women's soccer player Samantha Snow will be the next head women's soccer coach at GSW. Snow replaces Tony Economopoulos who left the program in the spring to become head coach at Mercer University.
Snow will arrive at Georgia Southwestern from Bluefield College in Virginia. She headed the program for two seasons setting many program's first and was highly active in the community.
Prior to Bluefield, Snow was at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, GA where she led the Lady Eagles to a 7-7-1 record as an interim coach and an appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament.
Snow has also spent over five years coaching in Olympic Development Programs in Colorado, West Virginia and Georgia. She has held a U.S. Soccer Federation "A" coaching license since 2009 and has been a coach with U.S. Soccer Region I since 2011.
Snow (formerly Samantha Bird) was on the first CSU women's soccer team in 2004 under head coach Jay Entlich. She played 29 games in two seasons before injuries ended her playing career in 2005. She then spent the next two seasons as a student assistant coach where she helped the Lady Cougars to a combined 38-7-3 record, two trips to the NCAA Tournament and an Elite Eight appearance in 2007.
Snow holds her Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Georgia. She is currently pursuing her master's degree and is married to Elliot Snow.