Director of The Community School for Sports, Corbett Prep
Trainer - Tampa Bay
Coach Carmyn Samuel grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida where she graduated from Suncoast Community High School as an International Baccalaureate student.
Basketball was her first experience with a team sport after she received an invitation in 6th grade to play in an all-boys league. Coach Samuel went on to play high school varsity basketball and ended her senior year in 1998 as a Class 4A State Champion with the 32-2 Lady Chargers. After high school she graduated from the University of South Florida twice earning a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. She always coupled her career as a middle and elementary school teacher and professional development trainer with coaching in basketball, martial arts and track. During her time as a coach at the New Tampa YMCA, she was named one of the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA Naismith Award recipients, the first female.
In 2015 Dr. Joyce Swarzman, Headmaster of Corbett Prep, offered Coach Samuel a unique opportunity to combine her talents and passions under one umbrella with The Community School for Sports, where she is currently the Director. The program aims to offer student athletes exposure to high quality and goal oriented coaching and facilitate positive lessons of properly maintaining a healthy physical and social lifestyle.