Hello, my name is Michael Samela. Most of the students know me as Coach Samela.
I was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. I attended Sacred Heart University and played football while I got my degree. After college, I wanted to experience the west coast and moved to San Diego where I decided to get my credential at Point Loma Nazarene University.
This is my second year teaching and my first year at New West. I am teaching Health & Fitness for this upcoming school year as well as coaching volleyball and basketball. I look forward to teaching and coaching all of our wonderful students and beginning my journey at New West!