Sam Coppola
Sam Coppola
Height: 5-11
Weight: 155
Year: JR
Hometown: Groveland, Mass.
High School: Pentucket Regional
Events: Mid Dist.
Major: Business

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • 500m: 1:08.90 (2018-19 at Beantown Challenge)
    • 800m: 1:55.58 (2017-18 at Coaches Tribute Meet)
    • 1000m: 2:30.85 (2016-17 at Atlantic 10 Championship)
  • Outdoor
    • 400m: 52.84 (2016-17 at UNH Meet)
    • 800m: 1:53.60 (2016-17 at Atlantic 10 Championship)
    • 1500m: 4:07.37 (2017-18 at Black & Gold Invitational)

Career Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Indoor NEICAAA Champion (4x800m Relay)

2018-19

  • Indoor:
    • Finished 35th in the 500m (1:08.90) at the Beantown Challenge.
  • Outdoor:
    • Won the 4x800m relay (7:53.68) and finished fifth in the 800m (1:56.75) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished 11th in the 800m (1:54.84) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Placed second in the 800m (1:54.02) and finished fourth in the 4x400m relay (3:22.70) at the Holy Cross Invite.
    • Won the 4x400m relay (3:23.91) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
    • Placed second in the 800m (1:54.20) at the Brown Open.
    • Finished fourth in the 4x800m relay (7:39.31) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Won the 4x800m relay (7:36.92) and finished 13th in the 800m (1:54.61) at the New England Championship.

2017-18

  • Indoor:
    • Finished eighth in the 800m (1:58.04), eighth in the 4x800m relay (8:13.61) and eighth in the distance medley relay (10:32.91) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Won the 800m (1:55.58) at the Coaches Tribute Meet.
    • Finished sixth in the distance medley relay (10:19.22) at the New England Championship.
    • Finished 13th in the 1000m (2:35.37) at the Beantown Challenge. 
    • Finished third in the 1000m (2:33.67) and seventh in the 800m (1:58.50) at the Husky Indoor Invite.
  • Outdoor:
    • Finished 16th in the 1500m (4:07.37) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished 32nd in the 800m (1:55.90) at the Colonial Relays.
    • Placed fourth in the 800m (1:52.90) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished 10th in the 1500m (4:07.63) at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Finished third in the sprint medley relay (3:25.77) at Penn Relays.
    • Finished sixth in the 4x800m relay (7:40.74) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship.
    • Finished 40th in the 800m (1:54.76) at the IC4A Championship.

2016-17

  • Indoor:
    • Finished sixth in the 1000m (2:33.80) and fourth in the 4x800m relay (8:12.79) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Placed 27th in the 1000m (2:32.55) and 20th in the 4x400m relay (3:21.74) at the Terrier Classic.
    • Finished sixth in the 800m (1:58.22) and third in the DMR (10:48.34) at the Coaches Tribute Meet.
    • Placed 92nd in the 800m (1:56.23) at the David Hemery Invitational.
    • Finished eighth in the 1000m (2:30.85 / 2:36.90) and ninth in the 4x800m relay (8:06.20) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Won the 4x800m relay (7:45.81) and ran 2:35.72 in the 1000m prelim at the New England Championship.
  • Outdoor:
    • Finished 11th in the 400m (52.95s), eighth in the 4x400m relay (3:31.28) and fifth in the 4x800m relay (8:20.21) at the Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Placed 11th in the 400m (52.84s) and fifth in the 4x400m relay (3:34.17) at the UNH Meet.
    • Finished fifth in the 800m (1:56.23) at the Northeast Challenge.
    • Won the 800m (1:56.72) at the Holy Cross Meet.
    • Finished eighth in the 800m (1:53.60/1:55.51) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Placed fourth in the 4x800m relay (7:36.80) at the New England Championship.

High School

  • Attended Bishop Hendrickson High School.
  • Earned 12 letters between cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field.
  • Captain of indoor and outdoor track his senior year.
  • Named MVP of cross country and indoor and outdoor track his senior year.
  • D4 Champion in indoor 1000m.

Personal

  • Son of Stephen and Deborah Coppola.
  • Has an older brother, Jake, two younger brothers, Will and Max, and a younger sister, Kylee.
  • Chose URI because of "the business program, the competitive track and the water."
  • Interests include cars and Super Smash Bros.
  • Favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine.
  • Favorite teams are the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.
  • Chose URI over UNH.
  • Majoring in Business.