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

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • 800m: 1:56.23 (2016-17 at David Hemery Invitational)
    • 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)

Career Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Indoor NEICAAA Champion (4x800m Relay)

2016-17

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.