Sam is a history education major at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. He plans to teach and coach at the high school level. He is a sophomore RHP for the Division II Emmanuel Lions which plays in the Carolinas Conference.

Sam played his high school ball at Enterprise High School and Headland High School in Southeast Alabama. He lettered in Football, Basketball, and Baseball in high school. Sam played for two years for East Coast Baseball and was an all-tournament selection as a pitcher at the 2016 WWBA National Championship.