Coach Trent is a Certified Power Skating Instructor who has worked with Pro, D1 & 3, and Junior players improve their skating.
Since finishing his playing days, Samuels-Thomas has become the Head Coach of the U18 and U10 team for the Connecticut Chiefs. In addition, he is the director of Player development in the Chiefs organization. Samuels-Thomas has been motivated to help the next generation of youth hockey players attain their goals in the sport.
As a player, Samuels-Thomas went on to play in the highest level of Canadian Junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He played a season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs before returning to the United States to play Tier-1 Junior hockey in the USHL for The Des Moines Buccaneers and The Omaha Lancers.
In his first year at Des Moines, he registered 15 goals and 17 assists in 58 games. He is most proud of being a part of the first-ever outdoor game in the USHL while playing for the Lancers. In the spotlight on such a monumental occasion, Samuels-Thomas registered two crucial assists in a 4-2 win against the Lincoln Stars in 2013.