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Jon Nachtigal

Assistant Professor of Sport Science & Health Education


Jon Nachtigal is an assistant professor of Sport Administration. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Sport Administration, his MBA from Colorado Technical University and his B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests encompass several facets of sport administration, including analytics in sports, the effect of handedness in sports and risk management issues in sport.

Prior to joining the faculty at Simpson, Jon was an assistant women's softball coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges and taught sport administration at the University of New Mexico.


Ph.D., Sport Administration, University of New Mexico
MBA, Colorado Technical University
B.A., English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Nachtigal, J., Kim, M.H., Lee, K., Seidler, T., Stock, M. (2016). Softball: Nothing Soft About It. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 87:9, 36-41. doi: 10.1080/07303084.2016.1226220


Nachtigal, J. (2018). Handedness in Women's College Softball. Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference. Stevens Point, WI.

Nachtigal, J., & Barnes, J. (2018). Women's College Softball: The Effect of Handedness in the NCAA Power Five and Group of Five Conferences. College Sports Research Institution Conference 2018. Columbia, SC.

Hagan, B., Manning, R.D., & Nachtigal, J.. (2018) Student-Athlete Employees: NLRB Finally Answers Northwestern University Football. Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference 2018. San Antonio, TX.

Nachtigal, J. (2017). Practical Implementation of Sabermetrics "Moneyball" in Athletics. The Science of Sustained Excellence. Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Nachtigal, J. (2015). PITCHf/x for Women's College Softball. Shared Knowledge Conference. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Nachtigal, J. (2014). Applying Sabermetrics to High School Baseball and Softball. New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Albuquerque, NM.

Nachtigal, J. (2012). Run Expectancy in Women's Division I Softball. Sabermetrics, Scouting and the Science of Baseball. Boston, MA.