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Jon Sakovich Season 2024-25

Jon Sakovich
Associate Head Coach
(225) 578-3947
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Alma Mater
Florida (1997)

Jon Sakovich enters his fourth season at LSU as the associate head coach of the LSU swimming and diving program.

Sakovich joined Rick Bishop’s first staff at LSU for the 2021-22 season. Sakovich came to LSU after serving as an assistant swim coach at Lakeside Aquatic Club in Flower Mound, Texas.

Before arriving at Lakeside, Sakovich spent 19 seasons at the Bolles School, similar to Bishop, who spent four years at the private college preparatory day and boarding school. Sakovich began his stint in Jacksonville as a senior assistant swim coach. During his tenure, he was awarded several promotions, which led to his being named the head swim coach and aquatics director in February 2015.

Throughout his career, Sakovich has coached 10 USA Olympic Trial qualifiers and over 45 USA Swimming National qualifiers, both at the senior and junior levels. The National Federation of High School Coaches named him the 2016-17 Coach of the Year.

In 1997, Sakovich earned his bachelor’s of science in recreational sciences at the University of Florida while he began his career in coaching for the Clearwater Aquatic team. He received his master’s degree in education, sports coaching, and pedagogy in 2019 at the University of Ohio at Athens.