NubAbility Athletics Coach
“I will not let your perception of my limits, limit my determination to crush your pity and replace it with your respect for my ability to compete.”
Limb Difference: Congenital
Type: Missing Left Hand
Sam Kuhnert was born with only one hand. Due to his perseverance, dedication and leadership, he became a successful athlete, role model and coach. At 18, he founded the national nonprofit organization, NubAbility Athletics.
From the age of 3, Sam fell in love with the game of baseball. He worked hard to perfect his one-handed hitting and glove transfer on his own time, well after his team’s practices had ended. Sam believes that everyone deserves the chance to discover their courage and learn life through sport. It was then his vision for the camps he holds nation-wide was born.
As a 3 sport varsity athlete, Sam chose to sign with Greenville University to play baseball at a collegiate level. A deadly diagnosis, and injury took Sam from the mound. Once healthy, he pitched and became team Captain of Morthland College Patriots. In his second season as a Patriot, he suffered another injury that pulled him from the pitching mound for good. Sam became the team’s pitching and strength coach for the next two seasons. He still holds the teams ERA record.
Sam currently works as NubAbility’s Program Director and does Keynote’s For A Cause to help raise money for our nationwide adaptive sport camps.
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