Samantha Gann enters her fourth year as an assistant coach at Tufts. Gann began coaching with the Jumbos in the fall of 2014 after she graduated from Tufts in the spring of 2014.
Her time as an assistant coach has seen the Jumbos reach the third round of the NCAA Tournament twice and a NESCAC semifinal.
Gann was the captain of her Tufts team in 2014 and played #1 singles for the Jumbos for the duration of the year. She won the 2014 ITA National Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship and was named the 2014 NESCAC Senior Sportswoman of the Year. Additionally, Gann received the Linday Morehouse Award for sportsmanship, character and hard work and was the winner of the Adrain Misic Prize at Tufts for excellence on the field, in the classroom and for active engagement.
A four-year memeber of the tennis team at Tufts, Gann was very involved with Special Olympics during her time as a Jumbo. It began when she was 14 and continued when she traveled to Tufts' Medford campus. She was a certified Special Olympics coach, teaching tennis skills, organizing tournament and coordinating coach's training seminars and athletes skills and nutritional assesment events. Gann was also a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and was the co-liason of the Community Engagement Committee, organizing activities to involve Tufts students with neighboring communities and charitable causes.