Born and raised in the DC metropolitan area, Sampson formerly was maintenance supervisor of a 300 unit apartment complex where he managed a staff of eight. He also has been assistant chief engineer for the Washington Plaza Hotel. The part-time schedule will allow him to pursue other interests including furthering his education. He already holds a bachelor’s degree from Decker College in Jacksonville, FL, and is certified by the National Association for Power Engineers on building operations and maintenance. The father of three sons and two daughters ranging in age from 16 to 1, Sampson coaches his 14-year-old son’s football team, part of the Boys and Girls Clubs’ youth league that Sampson played in himself from ages 7 to 14. “Being a coach is my way of giving back,” he said.