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American basketball coach Born: October 5, 1955 (age 66 years), Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States Spouse: Karen Lowery Record: 199–70 (.740) Conference: American Athletic Conference Teams coached: Houston Cougars men’s basketball (Head coach, since 2014) Parents: John W. Sampson, Eva Sampson Children: Kellen Sampson, Lauren Sampson Hometown Pembroke, N.C. College UNC Pembroke, 1978 Michigan State, 1980 Family wife, Karen; daughter, Lauren; son, Kellen; granddaughter, Maisy Jade; grandson, Kylen Ned
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Sampson was born in the Lumbee Native American community of Deep Branch in Robeson County, North Carolina, where he excelled in the classroom and the athletic arena during his prep days at Pembroke High School, in Pembroke, North Carolina. Sampson was captain of his high school basketball team for two years, and played for his father John W. “Ned” Sampson. His father was also one of the 500 Lumbee Native Americans who made national news by driving the Ku Klux Klan out of Maxton, North Carolina in what is annually celebrated by the Lumbee as the Battle of Hayes Pond. Later he played at Pembroke State University (now UNC Pembroke), concentrating on basketball and baseball. The point guard was team captain for the Braves as a senior and earned four letters in basketball and three in baseball. He earned Dean’s List recognition throughout his collegiate career and received the Gregory Lowe Memorial Award as the school’s outstanding physical education major his senior year. After earning degrees from Pembroke State in both health and physical education and political science, Sampson pursued his master’s degree in coaching and administration at Michigan State University. He left with his degree and a year’s experience as a graduate assistant under Jud Heathcote. Sampson is married to Karen Lowry. They have one daughter, Lauren, and one son, Kellen. Lauren is the Men’s Basketball Director of External Operations at the University of Houston, and Kellen is an assistant coach, also at Houston. Sampson was born in Laurinburg, N.C., and was an award-winning student-athlete at Pembroke High and later at UNC Pembroke. Playing for his father John W. “Ned” Sampson, he captained his high school basketball team for two years. He also competed as quarterback for the football team and catcher/outfielder for the baseball team. Sampson earned a combined nine varsity letters and was an All-Three Rivers Conference selection in each of the three sports in 1973-74. While at UNC Pembroke, Sampson focused on basketball and baseball. As a point guard, he led the Braves as team captain during his senior season and finished his collegiate career with four letters in basketball and three in baseball. Off the court/field, he earned Dean’s List recognition and was awarded the Gregory Lowe Memorial Award as the school’s outstanding physical education major during his senior year. Sampson received bachelor’s degrees in health and physical education and political science from UNC Pembroke in 1978. He earned his master’s degree in coaching and administration at Michigan State in 1980 after serving during the 1979-80 season as a graduate assistant under Jud Heathcoate. He then moved to Montana Tech after being named assistant coach. He was inducted into the Montana Tech Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the UNC Pembroke Athletic Hall of Fame in February 1998. Sampson and his wife, Karen, have a daughter, Lauren, who works as a director of external operations for the team, a son, Kellen, who is an assistant coach with the Cougars, a granddaughter, Maisy Jade and a grandson, Kylen Ned.