Growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sandy attended Shaler Area High School where he lettered in Baseball and Ice Hockey. Upon graduation, he accepted an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy as a recruit to both their Baseball and Hockey programs. After one year in the Academy, Sandy transferred to Penn State University where he could study Mechanical Engineering. An unsuccessful tryout with the varsity program led him to discover a new calling. After learning of the Penn State Baseball Club's Intramural League, he became involved and quickly realized the talent pool that existed in Happy Valley.
His energy and enthusiasm for the game of Baseball motivated him to begin a travel team with the intent to play smaller college teams in the Pennsylvania area. Soon the schedule grew from 2 to 17 to 34 and finally 41 games during his senior campaign. Over the course of his coaching tenure, he accrued a .628 winning percentage (59-33-2) overall and a .860 percentage (43-6-1) against club teams. While platooning the infield between first and third base, Sandy also went on to a career batting average of .412 (105-255), batting over .400 every year except his senior. One of Sandy's proudest coaching accomplishments is that he sent at least one player from the club team to the varsity squad in every year that he coached (7 players in total).
Sandy received his degree in Mechanical Engineering along with a minor in Business Logistics in August of 2000. He currently makes his home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Allison Park, PA with his wife (Amanda) and sons (Taggart & Dekker). When not traversing the country promoting CollClubSports, Sandy spends his time playing with his sons, golfing, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the Nittany Lions.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be involved with the daily operations of this organization. Any means of promoting collegiate club sports is a terrific motivation to have. I know that with everyone’s cooperation and hard work, this organization will continue to grow and be successful."
Sandy Sanderson CEO - CollClubSports