Jim Svoboda

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Jim Svoboda
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Central Missouri
Conference MIAA
Record 64–28
Biographical details
Born (1960-06-23) June 23, 1960 (age 58)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Alma mater Northwestern College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983 Northwestern (IA) (RB)
1984 Dana (RB)
1985 Eastern New Mexico (RB)
1986 Nebraska Wesleyan (RB)
1987–1993 Nebraska Wesleyan
1994–2003 Northwest Missouri State (OC/QB)
2004–2006 UCLA (OC/QB)
2007–2009 Montana State (AC/QB)
2010–present Central Missouri
Head coaching record
Overall 116–47
Bowls 1–1
Tournaments 0–3 (NAIA D-II playoffs)
2–2 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
3 Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic (1988–1990)

Jim Svoboda (born June 23, 1960)[1] is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, a position he has held since the 2010 season. Svoboda served as the head football coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) from 1987 to 1993. While at NWU, Svoboda won three Great Plains Athletic Conference championships (1988–1990), and advanced to the NAIA playoffs 3 times between 1988 and 1991.[2] After coaching at NWU, Svoboda was the offensive coordinator at Northwest Missouri State University for 10 seasons, three of which the team won the NCAA Division II Football Championship.[3] While serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UCLA, Svoboda was a 2005 finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves (Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference / Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference) (1987–1993)
1987 Nebraska Wesleyan 6–4 3–2
1988 Nebraska Wesleyan 8–2 5–0 1st L NAIA Division II First Round
1989 Nebraska Wesleyan 10–2 5–0 1st L NAIA Division II Second Round
1990 Nebraska Wesleyan 7–2 4–1 T–1st
1991 Nebraska Wesleyan 8–3 4–1 L NAIA Division II First Round
1992 Nebraska Wesleyan 6–3 4–2
1993 Nebraska Wesleyan 7–3 4–2
Nebraska Wesleyan: 52–19 29–8
Central Missouri Mules (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2010–present)
2010 Central Missouri 11–3 8–1 2nd L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2011 Central Missouri 8–4 6–3 5th L Kanza Bowl
2012 Central Missouri 6–6 6–4 7th
2013 Central Missouri 6–4 5–4 7th
2014 Central Missouri 8–4 7–4 4th W Live United Texarkana Bowl
2015 Central Missouri 8–3 8–3 T–3rd
2016 Central Missouri 9–3 9–2 3rd L NCAA Division II First Round
2017 Central Missouri 8–3 8–3 3rd
Central Missouri: 64–28 57–24
Total: 116–47
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


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