Samantha Fallon Named Girls’ Director
February 1st, 2021
Winchester, MA (February 1, 2021) – Today, the Boston Rockets announced the hiring of Samantha Fallon as Girl's Director. Sam will be developing the Girl's Program with girls teams ranging from mites to 19U.
In addition to her role as Director, Samantha is in her second season as Head Coach of the Nichols College Women’s Ice Hockey Program. In her first season ‘On the Hill,” Fallon guided the Bison to the Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) Semifinals.
Fallon spent the 2018-19 year as an Assistant Coach at SUNY Cortland, where she helped the Red Dragons advance to the Northeast Women’s Hockey League championship game for the first time in the program's history. They established program records for wins (15), goals against average (2.27), and fewest goals allowed (62). They also won the first playoff game in the program's history in Fallon’s only season in Cortland.
Fallon was responsible for recruiting at SUNY Cortland as she traveled across North America evaluating prospective student-athletes. She was also tabbed with film breakdown, one-on-one film, and on-ice sessions with student-athletes while team fundraising and coordinating with the strength & conditioning staff to develop workouts for the team.
Prior to her arrival in ‘The Empire State,’ Fallon spent the 2017-18 year at Adrian College as the Head Coach of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II Program and Assistant Coach of the Division I Program. She guided a first-year program which she built from the ground up to an undefeated regular season with a final record of 16-4, capturing the regular season championship along the way. The Division I Program, meanwhile, went 27-3-1 and advanced to the National Championship Contest.
Fallon was tabbed with organizing drills to improve player performance and organized all aspects of travel (hotels, meals) while handling team equipment, including the purchase and maintenance of. She also managed the budget for both programs, used video for evaluation for player development, and evaluated academic integrity, athleticism, and maturity for prospective student-athletes.
Fallon was a two-year member of the Women’s Soccer Program and a four-year member of the Women’s Ice Hockey Program at Division III UMass Boston, where she earned a pair of Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Second Team Honors (2013-14, 2014-15), as well as a New England Hockey Writers All-Star Nod in 2013-14. She finished her career with 31 goals and 13 assists for a total of 42 points in 87 games, guiding the Beacons to three-straight conference semifinal appearances. She also was a part of the first-ever conference championship team with the soccer team, which made its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Fallon graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology and is currently pursuing her MBA and MSA Masters Degrees.
“I’m thrilled to have a coach like Samantha work with us to expand our Girl's Program. We believe the sport of girls hockey needs investment, and we are investing a tremendous amount of resources to help grow the girls game and make the Boston Rockets a sought after girls program. We are excited to have someone who not only has a great coaching background, but has also played and has a track record of growing programs,” said Dennis Franczak, Club Owner. “Similar to our success on the boys side, we hope to build our program to become one of the sought after and respected girls programs in the region."