26 years ago Sam came to Coastal Carolina to visit his sister, one of his seven siblings, and he has been here ever since. Sam started at Trinity in 2003. He was once a ship fitter assembling the aircraft carriers Saratoga, John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln and the submarines Missouri and Buffalo. He was among the first crews to build liquid nitrogen gas (LNG) tankers. Sam has three sons, Derrick, Cedric, & Kenny, a daughter, Shonadsha, and five grandchildren. He enjoys basketball, football, fishing, and doing handyman work. He is known for his insightfulness and love of good food.