Tim Sandquist
Tim Sandquist
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 319-398-5522
Email: tim.sandquist@kirkwood.edu
Seasons at Kirkwood: 1st season
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska - Omaha
Twitter handle: twitter:@Coach_Sandquist

Tim Sandquist enters his first season as Head Coach of the Kirkwood Eagles Men’s Basketball program. Sandquist takes over a program that is coming off a 31-4 season and one that saw the Eagles claim their 2nd National Championship in four years.

Sandquist comes to Cedar Rapids via Rockford, Illinois where he was the head coach at Rock Valley College. RVC is a historically strong NJCAA D3 program that had won 3 National Championships in the past 5 years. In Sandquist’s first season as a head coach, he quickly turned around a program that had not made a National Tournament appearance in nearly three years.

Sandquist coached two 1st Team All-Region players, one 2nd Team All-Region player and also had the Region IV Player of the Year. In addition, Coach Sandquist also had two All-N4C players, one first-teamer and one second-teamer. For his efforts, Tim Sandquist was named NJCAA Region IV Coach of the Year, NJCAA District 2 Coach of the year and was awarded the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association College Coach of the Year award.

From 2016-2018 Sandquist was a member of NJCAA D1 independent Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kansas. He spent both seasons as the top assistant for the Mavericks and was part of a staff that saw the Mavs reach program victory #100 in just six seasons. During his time at NWKTC Coach Sandquist recruited and coached seven players who eventually would play at NCAA Division I institutions.

Prior to his time at NWKTC, Sandquist spent four seasons as an assistant at Dodge City Community College in the prestigious Jayhawk Conference. While there, he was involved in every aspect of the program's success. During his four years on the bench, DC3 won 56% of its games and were Region VI runner-up in 2015. DC3 won 44 games during Sandquist's final two seasons.

Coach Sandquist got his junior college start at Southwestern Community College (Iowa) in 2011. During his one year on the bench, the program reached the Region XI semi-finals and recruited a two-time all-region player and the program's first NJCAA DII All-American in nearly 20 years.

During his seven-year junior college coaching career, Sandquist helped coach and recruit nine all-region players, one NJCAA DI All-American, one NJCAA D3 All-American and 16 players who would eventually sign with NCAA Division I institutions, and 10 players who signed at NCAA Division II schools.

An Omaha native, Sandquist started his coaching career at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He spent five seasons on the bench during one of the most successful runs in program history. During his time with Omaha, the Mavericks won the 2008 NCC Tournament and the 2010 MIAA Tournament. In both of those years, the Mavericks were participants in the NCAA Division II national tournament.

Coach Sandquist graduated from The University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Recreational Administration.