30 Jul Bo Sandoval
Director of Strength & Conditioning
Bo Sandoval serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the UFC Performance Institute. Sandoval leads the development and implementation of all strength and conditioning aspects within the UFC PI. In collaboration with the VP of Performance, Sandoval plays an integral role in the continued development of the world’s leading training institution in terms of performance, welfare, and research regarding mixed martial arts. Over the course of his career, he has designed and implemented comprehensive performance training programs for several NCAA Champions, National Champions, Paralympians, and Olympians in a multitude of sports and disciplines, including Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Fencing, Figure Skating, Track & Field, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and Lacrosse. Sandoval’s professional experience includes speaking engagements around the globe covering training topics regarding Wrestling, Judo, Weightlifting, and Programming in continents such as North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Additionally, he was selected by USA Weightlifting to serve as the Men’s Head Coach for the Olympic Test Event held in Rio De Janiero Brazil prior to the 2016 Olympic Games.
A 2017 graduate of the Sports Management Institute Executive Program, Sandoval’s rise through the profession began at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he completed both his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees. Following stints at Belhaven College as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and the United States Olympic Training Center as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist within the Acrobat and Combat Sport-folio, Sandoval most recently served as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Michigan (UM). While at UM, he expanded his involvement with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), participating in multiple Special Interest Groups, as well as serving as a subject matter expert on Weightlifting for the Essential Lifts Certification and Curriculum, and was honored by the NSCA as the 2015 College Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bo and his wife Amanda enjoy spending time outdoors with their son Grayson Thomas, and their two German Shorthaired Pointers, Hank and Cash.