Hall of Champions

Dr. Sam Nader


Dr. Sam Nader serves as the campus faculty representative for FCA at Louisiana State University. He is the longest standing member of the LSU football staff, in his 43rd year with the program.

Currently LSU’s assistant athletic director for football operations, Nader has been part of two national championships, six SEC titles and 29 bowl games. Responsible for overseeing all day-to-day administrative duties for the LSU football team, Nader joined the LSU staff as a graduate assistant in 1975 and was hired by head coach Charles McClendon as a full-time assistant coach in 1977; he also worked as the LSU recruiting coordinator from 1980 to 1993, when he assumed the role of administrative assistant for football operations until his promotion to assistant athletic director in 2000.

Nader was a quarterback for the Auburn Tigers from 1963 to 1967, and in 1968-69 served as assistant coach at Jordan High School in Columbus, Georgia. He was promoted to head coach and athletics director in 1970, serving in that capacity until 1974.

Dr. Nader is married to his wife, Ann.

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