Men's Soccer

Sam Koch Memorial Service and Reception Information

July 26, 2014

The Koch Family would like to invite relatives and friends to attend his Memorial Service and Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 3rd at 12:00 p.m. The Service will be held at Northfield Mount Hermon Memorial Chapel, 1 Lamplighter Way in Gill, Mass.

A Celebration will follow at Rudd Field on the UMass campus at 3 p.m.

In true Sam style, this celebration will be casual with food and soccer balls so bring your cleats and a Sam story. As Sam would say at sunrise practices in February "It's a beautiful day to be alive, Gentlemen."

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam's memory to Koch Kids College Fund at Florence Savings Bank or to a charity honoring Sam's life.

Additionally, the UMass Athletic Video Department will be producing a video honoring Sam's coaching career. Alumni, fellow coaches and department staff past and present are invited to stop by the media relations office (Boyden 290), Monday through mid day Thursday to record any stories or special memories of Sam or his teams. Contact Cody Chrusciel ( or Brian Henry ( if you are interested in recording a message.



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