Sammy Towne is in her fourth season as an assistant women’s soccer coach at UNCG and her second year under head coach Michael Coll.
In 2014, Towne continued to work with all aspects of the program helping coordinate travel, budget and recruiting. She helped secure all five 2014 incoming freshmen after being without a head coach from January through May. Towne helped sophomore Georgia Brown earn second team All-Conference honors and classmate Rebecca Burrows was selected second team. The Spartans finished with a winning record for the third-straight season at 9-8-3.
Also, Towne is involved with local clubs in Greensboro throughout 2013-14 season, her title was the U-9 age group coordinator at Greensboro United.
In her second season at UNCG in 2013, Towne coached the Spartan defense that produced 10 shutouts on the season leading to a 10-6-4 record and a No. 3 conference seed. Towne helped two members of the UNCG defense earn All-Conference accolades in freshman Georgia Brown (All-Freshman) and Rebecca Burrows (second team/All-Freshman). The Spartans only allowed 16 goals in 20 games that included a stretch of just three goals allowed in the final seven games.
In her first season as an assistant, Towne helped the Spartans earn their ninth SoCon regular season championship along with assisting with team travel and recruiting. UNCG finished the 2012 campaign with a 12-7-1 record and a 9-1-1 SoCon mark. She helped produce two All-Conference defenders in seniors Cat Barnekow (first team) and Stephanie Partenheimer (second team).
Towne spent 2011 as a defensive assistant student-coach at Auburn, helping the Tigers win their first-ever SEC Tournament championship and a second round appearance in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Under her assistance, Auburn posted a 15-7-2 overall record, allowing 31 goals while posting eight shutouts on the year.
Towne was a four-year varsity letterwinner for the Tigers and a two-time team captain as a defender. She led Auburn to four straight winning seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances, totaling 43 wins and 26 shutouts anchoring the Tigers’ defense. She played in 84 career games, which ranks second all-time in Auburn history, while her 79 career starts rank 10th all-time.
Towne was named Second Team All-SEC as a junior and a senior, starting all 41 games on the backline. She earned All-SEC Tournament accolades as a junior, leading the Tigers to the SEC Tournament semifinals. Additionally, she was awarded the Auburn Inspirational Female Athlete of the Year in 2011.
Towne earned her bachelor's degree from Auburn in 2012 in human development and family studies. Towne currently resides in Greensboro.