1776 United Appoints a New Executive Director

1776 United Appoints a New Executive Director



Sam Griggs

Executive Director


Nether United

1776 United


Sam Griggs


Sam Griggs grew up in the United Kingdom. He attended Manor Church of England School in York, UK, known as “an Academy that’s a coeducational secondary school in York, England, with a rich history and tradition extending back two hundred years, over several sites in the city.” 


Sam grew up with several sporting passions, many of which complimented his desires to succeed on the pitch. He ran track and cross-country throughout high school and was a three year cross-country city champ of York.


After High School, Sam attended Loughborough University. Loughborough is known for its ranking as one of the world’s leading Universities for Sports Science. Sam received a degree in Sports Science, Physical Education and Recreation Management.


Sam’s coaching career started at Loughborough University (UK) as a Coach and trainer for Ladies Football (1997-99). There, he helped propel the aspiring program to consecutive National Champions in 1997 and 1998. Sam was a pioneer at the time for women’s soccer helping the University reap immediate rewards from its upstart program.


Sam’s most cherished accomplishments are those outside of the pitch though, and with help from a supporting cast he cherishes the most. His wife, Lori, and their three children, Ellarose (age 13), Adley (age 7), and Lily (age 7).


In short, Sam’s mantra in life lies within one simple, overriding principle:


“Solutions aren’t always easy - at least the right ones aren’t always easy – but the best solutions are always right.”