Nate Sams enters his third season with the Tiger program. He was promoted from his volunteer assistant position in 2001 and will begin his second season as the Tigers administrative assistant.
Sams is responsible for the day-to-day-operations of the Tiger baseball office and is responsible for organizing and promoting fundraising activities, working hand-in-hand with the Tiger baseball booster club, The Bullpen Club.
Sams was named Second-Team All-Conference USA after batting .305 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI as a senior. A power-hitting right-handed first baseman, he belted 19 career home runs in his two-year Tiger career. Sams transferred to Memphis after batting .383 with 21 homers and 112 RBI at Lake Land Junior College.
Sams received a B.S. in business management from the University of Memphis in May of 2002.