Kiana Quolas was named the Female Athlete of the Year, while Pedro Ribeiro and Lorenzo Taliaferro shared the Male Athlete of the Year award
Samantha Kost is associate athletics director for student-athlete support services at Coastal Carolina University. For three years prior to her promotion in 2012, she served as an academic adviser for Chanticleer student-athletes.
No stranger to Coastal Carolina Athletics, Kost served as an assistant coach for the Chanticleer women's basketball team from 1997 to 2003. She was named the head women's basketball coach at Wofford College in 2004 and assistant head women's basketball coach at East Carolina University in 2005.
In 2007, she returned to her hometown of Pineville, Ky., and taught fourth- through eighth-grade health, physical education and life skills classes for two years.
Kost earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1996 and a master's degree in sports administration in 1997, both from Eastern Kentucky University, where she was a graduate assistant for the women's basketball program and helped lead the team to two Ohio Valley Conference championships.
Her husband Mark is an assistant women's basketball coach at Charleston Southern University.