Samantha Ann Hannifin

Assistant Athletic Director, Registrar, and Head Volleyball Coach

Appointed in 2013

I chose St. George because I really believe in the St. George mission of challenging students within a supportive, faith-based community. I want to be able to challenge students who are motivated and share my passion with others.

Before graduating college, I started working for Fox29 News as an Assistant to the Director of Sales Promotions. While working for Fox29, I coached middle school volleyball at TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas. After one season of middle school volleyball, I was promoted to the JV Head coach and Varsity assistant position. After working with TMI for about 4 years, I had the opportunity to run a couple of volleyball clinics here at St. George and absolutely fell in love with the warm and inviting atmosphere, hardworking students and the overall feel of the school and community. It is such a wonderful experience to be able to send my son Braden to St. George.

I’ve had the pleasure of coaching volleyball at the national and regional level with Impact Volleyball Club and coaching volleyball, basketball and track at the school level for 12 years. I enjoy spending time with my husband Chris and son Braden, while going fishing, enjoying the outdoors, playing sports, and hanging with friends.

My favorite part about St. George is not only the people that I work with, but the wonderful relationships I have with the families of St. George. I love being able to come to work and it completely feel like my second home. It’s a wonderful experience to be able to send my son to a school with such a supportive community!”


  • Bachelor of Arts- Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, 2010
  • Masters of Education- Sports Administration, graduate in 2018

Professional Experience

  • Assistant to the Director of Sales Promotions, KABB and MY35 News, 2008-2010
  • JV Head Volleyball/Assistant Varsity Coach and Substitute
  • TMI-The Episcopal school of Texas, 2009-2013

Certifications, Awards, Associations

  • American Volleyball Coaches Association
  • IMPACT volleyball certified
  • Yearbook Sponsor