Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame
Sam Kornhauser , 1971
Class of 2007
Shortly after starting college Sam Kornhauser’s teammates quickly nicknamed him “The Ramblin’ Wreck from Brooklyn Tech.” Sam was a member of the MVC wrestling and football teams. He was twice selected as an All-Conference offensive tackle and was named an NAIA District 16 All-Star. Apparently, Sam also had a sense of style – one of the HOF board members mentioned that Sam was the first person he ever saw wearing bell bottoms! After graduating in 1971 he returned to his alma mater, Brooklyn Tech and coached football for five seasons. He spent two years in Nome, Alaska as a basketball coach. Sam was the defensive coordinator at Norwich University in Vermont for five years before moving to Stony Brook, New York where he started the Division III football program. Over the course of 21 seasons, Sam has presided over the Stony Brook football program that began at the Division III level and has since moved up to the Division I ranks. Sam is a four-time Stony Brook Men’s Athletics Coach of the Year selection. In May 2004, the All-American Football Foundation presented him with the Johnny Vaught Award, for his outstanding performance in football. He was also honored in 1995 by the Metropolitan Chapter of the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football officials with its Metro Award for undying efforts to the game of college football. In addition to his B.S. degree from Missouri Valley College, Sam has also earned a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Southern Illinois and a C.A.S. degree from the University of Vermont. Sam currently resides in East Setauket with his wife Pam. He has two daughters, Sarah and Rachel.