Samantha Waller joins the women's tennis team as a first-year volunteer assistant coach. A three-time All_Big East selection, Waller joins Pitt's staff after a successful collegiate career at Cal Poly.
Waller started her collegiate tennis career playing at No. 6 singles, but was quickly moved to No. 2 singles after the first match. By the end of her first season, Waller was playing at the No.1 spot, which she continured to play throughout the rest of her career at Cal Poly.
Waller earned a No. 37 ranking in the 2005 fall doubles poll and a No. 23 (singles) and No.4 (doubles) ranking in the ITA Northwest Regional in the fall of 2004. She was named the Big West Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005, and an International Tennis Association Scholar Athlete Awardee three times.
Waller has worked as a tennis pro at West Coast Tennis Academy and at Peter Burwash International.
She graduated from Cal Poly cum laude with a BS in kinesiology and later earned her MS in kinesiology. She is currently seeking a doctorate of physical therapy at Pitt.