|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Sam Groves joined Brown University men's soccer staff in the summer of 2011 as a volunteer assistant coach under the guidance of Head Coach Patrick Laughlin. A former four-year letter winner at the University of Hartford, Groves served as a team captain as a senior in 2010 and was selected to play in the NEISL All-Star game.
"I am very happy that Sam has decided to join the staff here at Brown," said Laughlin. "He is a bright young coach who will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to the program."
A native of Sutton, Mass., Groves made 60 career starts and appeared in 67 of 68 games with the Hawks. He helped lead Hartford to a 27-29-13 overall record, which included three consecutive appearances in the America East tournament (2007-2009).
Groves finished his career with 10 points on a pair of goals and six assists and helped the Hartford defense shut out 22 opponents as a midfielder. A two-time America East Academic Honor Roll selection, and a Commissioner's Honor Roll member in 2009, Groves graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in history.