Sam Seward is from the Squamish Nation and has been involved with lacrosse for almost 60 years as a player, coach and manager. As a player he got his start with the North Shore Minor Association and played through Junior B with them. He played Junior A with the Salmonbellies, and was brought up to play with the North Shore Indians Senior B Club. He played in the first World Box event in 1980 for the Can-Am Native team. In 1985 he won the Presidents’ Cup with the North Shore Senior B team.
He transitioned to coaching both box lacrosse and field lacrosse and on numerous occasions he was named West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year. In 2006, the Aboriginal Sports Circle named him National Aboriginal Coach of the Year. He has been head coach of both box and field teams at the North American Indigenous Games. Sam Seward is one of the great contributors to the game from the Squamish Nation.