Sam Ferry joined the Monmouth staff in 2011 with King Rice as the Director of Operations and was promoted to the position of assistant coach prior to the 2013-14 season. Ferry was an integral part of the program’s success in 2015-16, including winning a school record 28 games and the MAAC regular season title. As a result, Ferry was named to the Under Armour 30-under-30 Team as part of the NABC’s Guardians of the Game Awards, recognizing 30 men’s basketball coaches under the age of 30.
Ferry plays a major role in recruiting for the Hawks, developing ties in the northeast through New England and across the Maryland and Virginia areas in his five seasons at MU. The Providence, RI native helped bring in pieces of the roster that secured five high-major wins in 15-16, and also handles sections of player development, practice and scouting reports for the Monmouth program.
A significant piece of Ferry’s responsibilities include the team’s academics, and under Ferry, Monmouth men’s basketball was recognized by the NCAA this year for its multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) and placed to the Division I Academic Performance Program (APP). The program has seen 15 of 15 seniors graduate in Ferry’s time.
A 2010 graduate of Vanderbilt with a degree in Human and Organizational Development, Ferry worked for four years as a student manager including as the head manager as a senior before being appointed to the Commodores basketball staff in the summer of 2010. Ferry spent the 2010-11 season as the Vanderbilt Director of Video Operations.
"Sam is a star in the making," stated Rice, who worked alongside Ferry with the Commodores. "He is a very energetic young man that can mentor and teach young men."
A native of Providence, R.I., Ferry was a varsity basketball player and team captain at Moses Brown High School, and was part of Vanderbilt's four NCAA Tournament teams in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
“I am grateful every day to work here at Monmouth with Coach Rice,” said Ferry. “He supports my vision of becoming a Division I head coach, and he is constantly putting me in positions to grow into that role."