University of Louisville press release:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Stanford Samuels was named recruiting coordinator and Sean Love was named director of sports medicine and chief athletic coach for the University of Louisville football program on Thursday.
Samuels, a former Florida State standout cornerback, was named to lead the recruiting effort.
Before joining the Louisville staff, Samuels spent the last two seasons coaching cornerbacks at Florida Atlantic. In his first season with the Owls, Samuel assists a defense that was 10thth in the passing game defense and 16th allowed in passing yards during the 10thth in goal defense.
In his sophomore season, Samuel’s unit conceded 188.2 yards per game, which ranked fifth and 16th in Conference USAthnational. The Owls’ defense allowed 17.4 points per game and ranked fourth in the league in total defense.
Samuels, who spent a season as a defensive analyst at Florida State, began his coaching career at Flanagan High in Fort Lauderdale.
As a player, Samuel recorded 156 tackles and six interceptions during his Florida State career. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts, Samuels saw stints with Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal in the Canadian Football League.
Samuels earned a degree in sociology from FSU in 2003.
Love was promoted after serving as an associate football athletic coach for the Cardinals since July 2018. In addition to working with team doctors, Love is responsible for directly overseeing the healthcare provided to football students. He helps develop and implement strategies and protocols for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and diseases.
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Love joined U of L after four seasons as an assistant football athletic coach at the University of Kansas, where she served as interim head football athletic coach in spring 2018.
At KU, Love was responsible for inventorying and ordering medical supplies for the soccer facility. He was also an adjunct professor for the CAATE-accredited undergraduate program in Kansas from 2014 to 2018.
Before joining the Jayhawks, Love was an assistant athletic coach at Duke University, where he covered baseball and supported the football program.
Love graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in athletic training in 2008 and received a master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Kentucky in 2010. In the UK, he spent two seasons with the baseball and soccer programs as an assistant athletic coach.
After graduating from Kentucky, Love spent a year as an athletic training intern with the New England Patriots during the 2010 NFL season and began his career in 2007 as a training camp intern with the San Francisco 49ers.
A native of Mattoon, IL, Love is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association. He also holds a Corrective Exercise Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sport Medicine and a Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation certification. Shawn is married to the former Jackalyn Bradley. The couple have a daughter, Beckett, a son, Parks, and twin daughters, Slate and Decker.
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