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June 23, 1960|
|Alma mater||Northwestern College|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1983||Northwestern (IA) (RB)|
|1985||Eastern New Mexico (RB)|
|1986||Nebraska Wesleyan (RB)|
|1994–2003||Northwest Missouri State (OC/QB)|
|2007–2009||Montana State (AC/QB)|
|Head coaching record|
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) 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. 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. 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
|Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves (Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference / Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference) (1987–1993)|
|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|
|1991||Nebraska Wesleyan||8–3||4–1||L NAIA Division II First Round|
|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|
|2014||Central Missouri||8–4||7–4||4th||W Live United Texarkana Bowl|
|2016||Central Missouri||9–3||9–2||3rd||L NCAA Division II First Round|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "Player Bio: Jim Svoboda - UCLA Official Athletic Site". uclabruins.com.
- "Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves Athletics". nwusports.com.
- "University of Central Missouri Athletics". ucmathletics.com.
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