Coach Samantha Stark graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and in 2011 with her master's degree in the MSRS program.
Stark has been with the Falcons Cross Country program since the 2010 season, while also serving as an assistant coach in Track & Field during that time as well. She has helped the Falcons capture several conference championships during her tenure with the Falcons. In cross country, CUW has won two titles on both the men's and women's side since Stark's arrival in 2010.
She participated in Track & Field four years for CUW earning Northern Athletic Conference Championship Field Athlete of the Meet (2009 indoor & Outdoor; 2008 outdoor; NAC Championship Women's Overall Athlete of the Year 2007 Indoor) and set five school records in throws, relays, and multi-events.
Coach Stark began her coaching career in 2010 as a part-time throws coach, and is now the full-time assistant coach of the sprint, relay, high jump, and multi-event athletes. Although never competing in cross country, she enjoys running and competing in road races and is familiar with the sport from working in athletic training.