“I haven’t worked a day in my life,” states Tim Sandquist (Rock Valley College Head Basketball Coach and Omaha Christian Academy alumni). “Coaching is my passion. When you do what you love for a living, it doesn’t feel like work.”

Tim attended high school at OCA from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that, he was homeschooled. After graduating from OCA, Tim studied History at UNL for 2½ years. He also helped manage the UNL men’s basketball team. “At that time, I had intentions of becoming a high school teacher and coach.”

In 2006, Tim transferred to UNO to complete his undergraduate degree and went on to earn a Masters of Art degree in Administration. From 2006 to 2008, Tim served as Student Assistant Coach for UNO’s basketball team. He also volunteered as assistant basketball coach to Mike Thompson at OCA. “Helping Mr. Thompson coach the OCA team solidified what I wanted to do for a career.” As a UNO graduate student, Tim was promoted to Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach for the Mavericks.
In 2011, Tim went to work for Southwest Community College in Creston, IA as Adjunct Faculty, Assistant Housing Director and Assistant Basketball Coach. Later, from 2012-2016, he worked for Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, KS as Head Assistant Coach. During that time, he recruited and coached 16 Division 1 players and 10 Division 2 players. Next, he moved to Northwest Kansas Tech in Goodwin, KS as Head Assistant Coach and full-time faculty member.