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2009 CCC alumnus Sam Greeley is entering into his third year as the head coach of the Clearwater men's soccer program in 2014.

During his time as a student-athlete at Clearwater, Sam anchored the defense for the Cougars and earned numerous regional and national recognitions from Adidas (NSCAA All-American) and the NCCAA Division II (1st Team South All-Region, Academic All-American, and 1st Team All-American). He was named Team MVP for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Following his playing career, Sam was voted into the CCC Hall of Fame. He served as captain for the Cougars both his junior and senior years. He also led Clearwater to a 3rd-place finish nationally in 2007 behind the strength of the top-rated defense in the country, falling to the eventual national champions in a penalty-kick shootout in the national semi-final.

In the 2013 season, Coach Greeley led the Cougars to a fifth-place finish nationally, while being named the South Region Coach of the Year. During his first two years as head coach, Sam has coached three All-Americans and had two players earn Regional Player of the Year awards. The Cougars have a 10-2-1 record against NCCAA Division II opponents under Coach Greeley.

Prior to returning to CCC to take the head coaching position in 2012, Coach Greeley served as a teaching and research assistant at The University of South Florida where he earned an MS in Exercise Science. He has had numerous abstracts and several journal articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He also presented research at the 2011 and 2012 American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual meetings in Denver and San Francisco, respectively. The majority of his research is in the area of exercise psychology, specifically examining perceptual responses that impact adherence to exercise. His work at USF contributed to the award of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research currently being conducted.

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Playing soccer in college is such a gift that God has given me. I love playing soccer. Even before Christ saved me, soccer was my escape when things were rough in my life. It was everything to me. But now that God has so gloriously captivated my life, He's letting me use my love for soccer to help me love Him more. I always think ahead to the future, and I just know that some of my best college memories will be from playing. God has also taught me so much through playing. Probably the biggest thing being, to just step back and realize that every game could be of eternal significance, if I would just play it that way. To play for Him. Lessons, life long friendships, and good times.