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