Assistant General Manager in Charge of Player Recruiting
Eric played four years of baseball for Head Coach Tim Scannell at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He was part of the Tiger team that won SCAC Championships in 2004 and 2006. In both of those seasons, the Trinity Tigers came within two games from making the Division III Collegiate World Series. Samulski, who then also attended Trinity as a graduate student, joined the staff as an Asst. Coach and Recruiting Coordinator on the 2008 Trinity team that once again won the SCAC Championship and came within a game of the World Series after posting a 3-2 record in their regional tournament.
After his one season on the staff at Trinity, Eric decided to "put his career on hold" as he traveled to Australia to play for the Golden Grove Dodgers of the South Australia Baseball League. In his one season in Australia, Eric hit .301 with 20 RBIs while batting in the middle of the order and playing first base and helping the team improve on a 9th place finish the year before to just miss the playoffs and finish 5th. Eric had intended to return for a second season, but issues with the work/travel visa made the trip difficult.
Since returning to the States, in addition to his position with the Dutchmen, Eric is a full-time high school English teacher in Manhattan, a published author, an independent filmmaker, and a contributor to numerous sports and entertainment blogs. He has also coached numerous youth select and traveling teams, as well as providing hitting instruction to youth baseball players both in the States and during his time in Australia. Eric was also an Asst. Coach for the Dutchmen during their inaugural season, working under Head Coach Ryan Horning.