Sam Archer, a dynamic and seasoned professional in the realm of strength and conditioning, brings a wealth of experience and a relentless passion for athletic development to our academy. Currently serving as the Assistant Physical Performance Coach at FK Bodø/Glimt Academy since June 2022, Sam has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence in every role throughout his career. 

In his current role, Sam plays a pivotal role in shaping the physical performance standards at the FK Bodø/Glimt Academy, contributing to the development of future athletes. Prior to this, he served as a Coach at Innstranda Idrettslag, where his coaching and dedication made a significant impact.

Sam Archer proves an impressive background in strength and conditioning, having held the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Metropolitan Oval Academy from September 2018 to May 2019. During this time, he not only elevated the performance levels of athletes but also demonstrated leadership and organizational skills that set him apart in the field.

With a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Africana studies & psychology from Rutgers University, Sam  possesses a strong educational foundation that complements his practical expertise. His academic journey has been further enriched by certificates in Foot to Core, Barefoot Training Specialist, VIPR, Vitality, Performance, Reconditioning, as well as certifications from NASM and CPR through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

A former professional athlete himself, Coach Sam brings a unique perspective to his coaching philosophy. His playing career includes seasons with reputable teams such as Junkeren, Innstranda IL, Ringkøbing IF (Denmark League 2), City Islanders (USL PRO, NY), MYPA (Finnish Premier League), IA Iraknes (Iceland), Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, and NY Red Bull U-23.

Sam possesses a diverse skill set that goes beyond traditional coaching, encompassing creativity, effective communication, keen observation, organizational prowess, and adept problem-solving. His teamwork and leadership abilities have consistently contributed to the success of the teams and athletes he has worked with.

In addition to his coaching accomplishments, he has been recognized for his commitment to personal and professional development, holding various certifications and staying at the forefront of fitness trends.

As we welcome Sam Archer to our club we look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly have on our athletes, bringing out the best in them both on and off the field. His rich blend of experience, education, and passion for sports performance make him a valuable asset to our organization.


1. Rutgers University New Brunswick 2008-2013


1. National Academy of Sports Medicine, Personal Training & CPR (NASM & CPR)

2. Vitality, Performance, Reconditioning (VIPR) 

3. Foot to Core