Keiser University’s women’s flag football program has added Samantha Harris to its staff as an assistant coach.
Justin Hilliker, the head coach of the women’s flag football team at Keiser, is delighted that Harris has joined his coaching staff.
“We are very excited to have coach Harris joining our program,” Hilliker said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge, both as a coach and former player, that will be invaluable to our student athletes. She has grown up in the game of flag football, and her passion for the sport is evident in all that she does.”
Harris is excited to be joining Hilliker’s staff, where she will get the chance to share her passion for flag football. “As a kid, I dreamed that girls flag football would be a collegiate sport that I could participate in,” Harris said. “While that didn’t happen for me as a player, it has come at an amazing time for me as a coach. I’m looking forward to building on my prior coaching positions and bringing my experience to help the Seahawks continue their success. I look forward to working with coach Hilliker and developing a fun and determined group of female athletes, ready to win a [national] title.”
Harris was an assistant coach of Seminole Ridge High School’s varsity flag football teams, and the coach of the freshman and junior varsity flag football teams, from 2008 to 2018. While at Seminole Ridge, Harris helped guide the Hawks to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s flag football state championships in 2010 and 2012.
In recent years, Harris has also served as president of girls flag football recreation leagues in The Acreage, where she has been responsible for managing volunteers, creating league budgets and teaching flag football to new coaches. Her work in local flag football programs spans from leagues for children to leagues for adults. She is currently the president of the girls flag football division of the new Breakthru Athletic League, which serves the Acreage/Loxahatchee area.
Professionally, Harris continues to work with Nomad Mobile Fitness in Royal Palm Beach, where she helps children and adults understand the importance of proper nutrition and exercise in maintaining overall health and athletic performance. In 2009, Harris earned an associate’s degree from Palm Beach State College.