Kelvin Sampson

by Sushan 19 Dec,2021
Kelvin Sampson
Personal Info
Facts
  • Father John W. "Ned" Sampson
  • No. of Instagram Followers 8,000 +
  • Mother Eva Sampson
  • Net Worth $4 million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Name Kelvin Dale Sampson
  • Birth Country Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
  • Famous Name Kelvin Sampson
  • Divorce No
  • Children Lauren Sampson and Kellen Sampson
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Position in Team Head coach
  • Current team University of Houston
  • Nationality American
  • Current City North Carolina
  • Profession College Basketball coach
  • University attended Michigan State University
  • School attended Pembroke High School

Kelvin Sampson is a professional college basketball coach who is currently coaching in American Athletic Conference. He is the head coach of the University of Houston in the AAC. In 2002, he was awarded NABC Coach of the Year. Also, he is a 3 times Big 12 Tournament Champions and was also included in the Big Eight Coach of the Year in 1995.

Recently, in 2021, the NABC Coach of the Year won the AAC Tournament for Houston Cougars. He was also included in the Pac 10 Coach of the Year in 1995. Having been involved in coaching for more than 3 decades, Kelvin has won numerous awards and established himself as one of the best college basketball coaches over the years.

Sampson’s Childhood and Family

Kelvin Dale Sampson, famously known by the name Kelvin Sampson was born on October 5, 1955, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States.

The 1995 AP Coach of the Year was born to his father, John W. "Ned" Sampson, who also coached him in his early days. His mother's name is Eva Sampson.

KelvinKelvin Sampson being angry SOURCE: https://www.papercitymag.com/

For his education, he went to Pembroke High School and also captained his high school basketball team. Later he attended Pembroke State University. There he played in the point guard position. In his senior year, he was awarded the Gregory Lowe Memorial Award.

He earned his master's degree from Michigan State University in coaching and administration. After ne year of working under Jud Heathcote, he started as an assistant coach for Montana Tech.

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What is the Net worth of Sampson? (Contract and Salary)

The Houston Cougars coach Sampson has an estimated net worth of $4 million. His major source of income is his profession of coaching the college basketball teams. He also earns extra bonuses and incentives that come by winning different competitions.

Kelvin CAPTION: Kelvin Sampson with trophy SOURCE: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/

Typically, the average salary of college basketball coaches ranges is around $2 million per year. It may vary depending upon the experience and stats of a coach. The highest-paid  NCAA coach is the coach of Duke University, Mike Krzyzewski who earns around $8.9 million per year.

Similarly, the lowest-paid coach in New Mexico State's coach Chris and who earns just $250,000 per year.

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Relationship Status of K. Sampson; Who is his wife?

Kelvin Sampson is happily married to his wife Karen Lowry. The couple has been married for more than 32 years as of 2021.

There is no information regarding when and where they met for the first time, but they got married during the late 80s in the presence of their close friends and relatives. Since then the pair have been together.

KelvinKelvin Sampson with his wife SOURCE: https://www.chron.com/

The couples together are blessed with two children, a daughter named Lauren Sampson and a son named Kellen Sampson. Kelvin's boy Kellen is an assistant coach at Houston while his daughter is also the Director of External Operations of the Men's Basketball team at the University of Houston.

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Controversies of Sampson

Like the success he has had in his career, he also has several controversies in his career. While he was the coach of Oklahoma, they were investigated by NCAA for 3 years due to violations of recruitments. He was banned from calling recruits fr 1 year.

He was also involved in controversies while recruiting Eric Gordon. Before he recruited Gordon, Gordon had already committed himself to Illinois University. He had to face criticization from other coaches and alleged him of hiring people close to Eric.

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