Samantha Janssen brings 14 years of playing and coaching experience to her third year with Virginia Elite, as an assistant with the 14's team. Janssen began playing club volleyball at age 8 in her hometown of Bellevue, Nebraska. After graduating from Bellevue East High School and being named to the Nebraska All-State team, she went on to play at Dana College. She has since coached at both Bellevue Juniors Volleyball Club, where she played for several years, and San Antonio’s Alamo Volleyball Club.
Janssen currently resides in Stafford, Virginia. She holds degrees in medical billing and coding and now enjoys being a stay-at-home mom.