Monday, May 23, 2011

Sampson Joins ASU Staff

Kellen Sampson has joined the Appalachian State men's basketball coaching staff, signing on as an assistant under head coach Jason Capel.

Sampson was an assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin last year where the Lumberjacks led the nation in scoring defense and three-point percentage defense. Prior to his time at Stephen F. Austin, Sampson spent two years on the coaching staff at Oklahoma, his alma mater.

“I’m very excited about adding Coach Kellen Sampson,” Capel said in a press release. “He brings great energy, love for the game and a passion to help our student-athletes on and off the court.

"I’ve known Kellen for some time now from afar and have had a chance to watch him work and see the relationships he’s been able to build, not just with players and developing their skill sets and helping them mature as individuals, but also on the recruiting circuit with parents. He’ll be a great asset to our program, a great ambassador for Appalachian State and a young man that’s going to help this program continue to grow to a championship level. We are very happy to have Kellen Sampson.”

Sampson replaces Rick Scruggs, who left the staff after the end of the 2010-11 season to pursue head coaching opportunities.

-- Ron Green Jr.


Anonymous said...

FYI---Scruggs was FIRED....not the other way around