Sept. 19, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan Director of Strength and Conditioning Mike Favre recently announced that Bo Sandoval has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning.
"It with great pleasure to announce the promotion of Bo Sandoval to the position of Assistant Director of Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning," Favre said. "Bo has proven time and time again that he has the knowledge, experience, and fortitude necessary to assist in the daily management of the Olympic Sports S&C department. His consistent drive, attention to detail and team orientation has earned him this recognition. His continued dedication and unyielding pride in Michigan has been a major factor in establishing this department among the best in the nation. Please extend Bo congratulations for a job well done."
Sandoval enters his fourth year on the strength and conditioning staff, previously serving as head strength and conditioning coach since June 2011. He designs and implements supplemental performance programs for men's lacrosse and women's basketball, and is also the director of the strength and conditioning department's intern education program.
Prior to joining the Michigan staff, Sandoval was the strength and conditioning coordinator at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 2007 through Sept. 2009. While at the OTC, he oversaw the daily operations of the strength and conditioning facility along with developing training programs for numerous Olympic Sports. This includes national and world team members from volleyball, tae kwon do, judo, wrestling, boxing, fencing, figure skating, marathon, modern pentathlon, synchronized swimming and men's gymnastics.
Sandoval spent three seasons (2005-07) as the head strength and conditioning coach for Belhaven University (formerly Belhaven College) in Jackson, Miss. He directed strength and conditioning programs for all 16 varsity sports, including football, baseball and basketball. He received his bachelors of science and masters of science degrees in exercise science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Sandoval was an intern in the strength and conditioning department throughout his undergraduate years before being offered a graduate assistantship in 2003. He served as a graduate assistant from 2003-2005.
Sandoval is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the Collegiate Strength Coaches Association as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is a level two senior coach with United States Weightlifting. Sandoval was awarded the Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach by the NSCA, which recognizes the professional achievement and competence of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists via a formalized assessment of their practical/applied employment experience. Sandoval is also certified in first aid, CPR, and basic life support through the American Red Cross.