Sweden: Örebro Black Knights sign Sam Eisenstadt as new HC

The Örebro Black Knights have hired from within to find their new head coach as they have signed the man who was intended to be defensive coordinator this past season, Sam Eisdenstadt.

The 24 year old Eisenstadt was supposed to serve as defensive coordinator for the Black Knights in 2020 but the pandemic forced him to return home to the United States before the season started. He had spent the previous season as defensive quality control and assistant linebacker coach at UC Davis (Div. I FCS) under former Carlstad Crusaders coach Dan Hawkins.

A native of Fair Haven, New Hersey, Eisenstadt  starred as a defensive back at Fair Haven HS, earning first-team All-Shore Conference accolades and helping his team capture the 2014 state title – during which he earned state championship MVP. He went on to Elon University in North Carolina, where he garnered CAA Academic All-Conference honors as a freshman. Unfortunately, he sustained a career-ending concussion as a redshirt freshman in 2016. He began his coaching career at Elon where he was assistant defensive secondary coach.

Needless to say, he is excited on becoming the latest head coach for the Black Knights:

“All my life I have dreamed of working as a Head Coach. I feel incredibly grateful that the Black Knights give me that opportunity – I could not wish for a better situation.”

Sam enjoyed his recent stay in Örebro and is looking forward to returning and working with the players and coaches:

“We have a team full of talent with players who really care about each other. I’m excited to have players, coaches and board members with a wholehearted focus on achieving success with the Black Knights. During my short time with the team, I have only outstanding things to say about my experience on and off the field. Now I just count down the days until I’m back with the team. We will give our best one day, one practice and one game at a time. We will not limit ourselves. Every day is a new chance to reach our full potential.”

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