The story of Michigan basketball’s paintball trip that started its national title game run SBNATION – April 2, 2018

Before Michigan became the hottest team in college basketball and rode a 14-game winning streak to a Big Ten tournament title and the national championship game against Villanova, the team’s captains gathered at the end of a grueling summer looking for a bonding exercise. They decided on paintball.


Michigan Basketball Strength Coach Jon Sanderson’s Book Adds To His Success The Wolverine – September 27, 2017

There’s a hidden fact about Michigan basketball strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson that more college basketball fans would recognize if they took a minute to put two and two together. He was a starter at forward on Ohio State’s 1999 Final Four team, averaging 7.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his two years with the program.

Deep Blue: The Methods Behind Camp Sanderson Michigan Insider – August 18, 2017

When you enter Jon Sanderson’s office, adjacent to a weight room and overlooking practice courts at the Michigan Player Development Center, you come face to face with a towering photo collage. The photos depict action shots of NBA players or well-dressed young men shaking the commissioner’s hand on stage at the NBA draft. Centered in the upper half of the structure is a mirror, with a question posed underneath: “Who’s next?”

Beilein credits Sanderson with UM’s muscle in NBA draft The Detroit News – August 16, 2017

Michigan coach John Beilein receives plenty of praise as one of the top talent developers in college basketball. But Beilein is the first to admit he doesn’t deserve all the credit for the six first-round NBA draft picks the Wolverines have produced since 2013.

Michigan’s Jon Sanderson, John Beilein development boosts NBA interest Detroit Free Press – March 21, 2017

Michigan caught a break with Moe Wagner. Because the Berlin product was already a high school graduate when he visited during recruiting, U-M was able to put him through a full workout, assessing his game — and potential.


Jon was featured on Big Ten Network’s The Journey BTN – February 6, 2016 BTN

We’ll introduce you to Michigan strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson, who has made “Camp Sanderson” an off-season tradition.


Michigan basketball running faster, jumping higher with Jon Sanderson’s modern methods MLive – November 20, 2015

Watching the game film of Michigan’s loss to Villanova last November, Jon Sanderson scooted forward in his seat and paused the action. Rewind. Play. Rewind. Play. Sanderson, Michigan basketball’s strength and conditioning coach, stared at D.J. Wilson’s knees.

Far & Above Training & Conditioning – January 29, 2015

LeBron James is widely considered the most explosive basketball player on the planet. His ability to erupt and rise above or blow past opponents is unmatched. And while his highly developed upper body certainly plays a role, it’s his lower-body strength and speed that sets him apart. These two qualities–collectively known as power–allow basketball players to move faster, jump higher, and slide into position more efficiently.


A letter from camp: Scenes from Michigan basketball’s vaunted summer workout program The Michigan Daily – August 17, 2014

One by one, and then all at once, they enter the weight room with business to attend to. There’s some catching up for a few players, a little good-natured ribbing for others, but most noticeably, there’s a quiet nervousness coming from the freshmen clustered at the training tables.

The Architect: How University of Michigan’s Jon Sanderson Builds Better Basketball Players Stack – March 13, 2014

Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” playing soft and mellow, floats through the speakers as members of the University of Michigan basketball team file into the weight room. It’s a Thursday afternoon, just four days before a showdown against Michigan State that will eventually decide the Big Ten title; but the atmosphere is loose and upbeat. Players laugh and tell jokes as they take turns stepping onto a scale, every weight recorded on a sheet for the man behind the glass window to analyze.

Love thy enemy: Ex-Ohio State forward Jon Sanderson’s training part of winning ways for Michigan Detroit Free Press – March 29, 2014

Trey Burke started as a freshman with loads of potential and developed into a national player of the year in college basketball. Nik Stauskas, merely a spot-up shooter last year, is an All-American this season and the newest Big Ten player of the year. Caris LeVert went from being a role player off the bench to a second-team All-Big Ten selection. Yet the MVP of the Michigan men’s basketball team is the big guy sitting at the end of the bench. Former Ohio State forward Jon Sanderson is a big reason these players emerged.


Disappointment drives Nik Stauskas into Michigan’s man The Sporting News – Dec. 12, 2013

The early morning workouts challenged Nik Stauskas’ resolve, if only momentarily. The idea of crawling out from under the covers and heading to “Camp Sanderson” for intense hour-long offseason sessions with Jon Sanderson, Michigan’s strength and conditioning coach, and teammate Caris LeVert wasn’t exactly appealing when his whole body ached and he would have rather stayed in bed at least a few more minutes.

Coaches Corner with Jon Sanderson National Strength and Conditioning Association

Jon Sanderson is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Michigan men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf programs. Sanderson came to the University of Michigan with years of collegiate coaching experience, having worked with Clemson University, Marshall University and the University of North Carolina.