Jon Sandoval enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Men's Soccer program.
Sandoval joined the Wildcats for the 2018 season and helped the team to their first-ever .500 record and national ranking.
Before coming to NMU, Sandoval was an assistant coach for St. Ambrose University. At St. Ambrose, Sandoval helped guide the Fighting Bees to a 12-22-5 overall record, including a berth in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinals in 2016. Prior to his time at SAU, he spent one year on staff at Scott Community College.
For three seasons, Sandoval was on staff at his alma mater as an assistant coach and director of operations at Western Illinois University. As a student-athlete for the Fighting Leathernecks, Sandoval was a two-year starter. He helped guide Western Illinois to the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and led the team in points as a senior. He also earned the "Mr. Leatherneck" Award as a senior given annually to a player who exhibits strong work ethic and character.
Sandoval graduated from Western Illinois with a degree in Psychology in 2012 and also holds a master's degree.