Sandoval Promoted to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
M.S. - Sports Administration, University of Southern Mississippi, 2005
B.S. - Coaching and Sports Administration/Exercise Science University of Southern Mississippi, 2003
Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA), 2012
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), 2010
Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa), 2005
USA Weightlifting Level 2 Senior Coach (USAW), 2011
Adult CPR & AED, American Red Cross, 2011
Functional Movement Systems Certified (FMS), 2013
USA Weightlifting Club Coach/Senior Coach, 2007-Present
Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge, La, Football, Track & Field
May 2012 - NSCA Representative Speaker - Beijing Sports University, Beijing, China - Exercise Prescription for Judo & Wrestling Athletes
April 2012 - Sanford Health Systems , Sioux Falls, SD - Sanford Power Strength & Conditioning Symposium - Weight Lifting for Strength & Power
June 2009 - USA Fencing PASO Coaches Conference - Developing a Comprehensive Strength & Conditioning Program
March 2009 - USA Figure Skating National Pairs Camp - Effective Off-Ice Warm-Ups (Hands on)
February 2009 - Olympic University - Outstanding Leaders Conference - The Effects of Direct Feedback
Fall 2008 - National Strength & Conditioning Association Colorado State Clinic, Assistive Exercises for the Olympic Weightlifting Movements
Bo Sandoval is in his fifth year at U-M. Prior to being named Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports in the summer of 2012, he served as a head strength and conditioning coach for one year and an assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years at the University of Michigan. Sandoval designs and implements supplemental performance programs for men's lacrosse and women's basketball. He specializes in providing comprehensive training programs focused on multi-year development. Sandoval's individualized training programs are influenced by the requirements of each athlete's specific competition needs and are based on each team's competition calendar.
Prior to joining the Michigan staff, Sandoval was the strength and conditioning coordinator at the Olympic Training Center from 2007 through Sept. 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colo. 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 14 varsity sports, including football, baseball and basketball. While at Belhaven, Sandoval also taught courses for the health and wellness department. He received his bachelors of science and masters of science degrees 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 certified in CPR/AED through the American Red Cross and received his Functional Movement Systems Certification in 2013.
Sandoval was born in Lubbock, Texas, and raised in Baton Rouge, La. He resides in Ann Arbor with his wife, 2012 Olympic Alternate (Weightlifting) Amanda Hubbard Sandoval, and their two dogs, Hank and Cash. They are expecting their first son in the fall of 2013.
SPORT ASSIGNMENTS: Men's Lacrosse, Women's Basketball