Samantha Gann enters her fifth 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 that year. Her time as an assistant coach has seen the Jumbos reach the third round of the NCAA Tournament three times and a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) semifinal.
Gann was the captain of her Tufts team in 2014 and played #1 singles for the duration of the year. She won the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship and was named the 2014 NESCAC Senior Sportswoman of the Year. Additionally, Gann received the Lindsay Morehouse Award for sportsmanship, character and hard work in New England, and was the winner of the Adrian Misic Prize at Tufts for excellence in athletics, in the classroom and for active engagement.
A four-year memeber of the tennis team at Tufts, Gann has been very involved with Special Olympics for many years. She is a certified Special Olympics coach, teaching tennis skills, organizing tournaments and coordinating coach's training seminars and athlete skills and nutritional assessment events. Gann was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Tufts and was the co-liason of the Community Engagement Committee, organizing activities to involve Tufts students with neighboring communities and charitable causes.