Samuel Marra, Jr.
Trinity High School
Indiana State University
Football – Coaching
Sam Marra, Jr. was a two-time All-WPIAL and All-Western Conference
football player for Trinity High School from 1965 to 1967. Marra was
also Honorable Mention
All-State and a Big 33 Nominee.
Sam then went on to play for Indiana State University where he was
awarded a full scholarship. A three-year starter from 1968-1970, the
Sycamores were 21-8-1 during his time there.
From 1971-1972, Marra became a graduate assistant coach at Indiana State
University. For nearly twenty years, beginning in 1973, Sam coached high
school football in the state of Georgia. His team’s accomplishments
• Three regional championships at Griffin High School
• Ranked seventh in the state at Villa Rice High School
• Coach of the Year honors at Newton County High School where his team
was the first from the school to make the state playoffs as 8AAAA
Sam was also a member of the coaching staff for the North-South All-Star
Following a very successful coaching career, Marra became a principal
and the athletic director at Oconee County High School. In 1998, he was
named Georgia State Athletic Director of the Year. During his tenure as
athletic director, many of the school’s teams achieved regional and
state championship status.