Whirlies name new football coach

Grimsley High School is proud to announce the hiring of an outstanding head football coach.

Mr. Martin Samek from East Forsyth High School will be joining us as our head football coach and new math teacher. Coach Samek will start his football position immediately in order to provide our student athletes with the necessary tools for the upcoming football season.

Coach Samek will start his math position in August 2009. We are excited to have Coach Samek join our staff. We are proud to announce that we had the extraordinary opportunity to interview multiple candidates from across North Carolina as well as several other states. We are excited to have chosen Coach Samek.

Coach Samek and his family will be available for a meet and greet reception in the media center immediately following school on Monday February 23rd from 4:00 – 5:30pm. All staff, media representatives, student athletes and their families are invited.

Coach Samek is originally from Crucible Pennsylvania, where he attended Carmichaels Area High School. His coaching resume includes:

2008 East Forsyth High School (Kernersville NC)- Assistant Head Coach

2003-2007 Mt. Tabor High School (Winston Salem NC)- Defensive Coordinator 2006-2007

2001-2002 St. Stephens (Hickory NC) Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator

1998-2000 North Gaston High School (Dallas NC) Assistant Coach

1995-19997 Waynesburg High School (Waynesburg PA) Assistant Coach

Coach Samek is married to Amy Samek and they have three children Cameron, Zoe and Dylan

The Grimsley High School athletic department is excited to get WHIRLIE football started as we began to prepare for our upcoming football season.

Lewis L. Newman, CAA
Certified Athletic Administrator
Grimsley High School


  1. Time for the new coach to get those young men in the weight room,they need to get bigger and stronger for this upcoming season. Coach Samek has alot of young talent,with kids transfering to others schools.That’s gives a kid a chance to play that might not have.What type of offense did EF run? Will he bring that same offense with him?Will he be keeping any of the coaching staff,he has his hands full but i think if Newman let’s him run the program we will be ok.

  2. I just hope Newman doesn’t somehow manage to run this coach off like he has done with Shuping and Saunders. Welcome aboard Coach!!!

  3. bad move for grimsley, i’m ashamed to have even played for grimsley. East Forsyth; seriously, might as well call it a year…good job to all the decent athletes transferring away, because this is a dead end. What needs to happen is to make changes. Keep coaching staff, and hire a brand new coach, or a coach from a great program who has proven to be successful. But..i give the new coach 2 or 3 years tops, before he either resigns, or gets fired.

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