Sam “Slam” Hendricks grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1986. He joined the USAF and flew RF4C fighter jets in Germany during the Cold War. He transitioned into the F15E Strike Eagle and earned three aerial achievement medals during combat missions in Operation Desert Storm.
Sam left the Air Force in 1993 to work for McDonnell Douglas as an F15E instructor, a job he has performed for more than 16 years. He and his Danish wife, Birgitte, have spent the last ten years in Europe.
Sam participates in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC), National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC) and the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) where he has finished 7th and 16th overall the past two years (out of 228 top competitors). He has won numerous league championships in his 20-year fantasy sports career. He is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).
Sam has an MBA in Business and a Masters in Personal Finance. His next book (release date May 2013) will be on personal finance and the day-to-day things we can all do to improve our finances.