Dr. Jon Nachtigal

Dr. Jon Nachtigal

Jon Nachtigal

Instructor, Sport and Recreation Business Program
219D Bunnell Building
(907) 474-7916


Research and Scholarly Interests

Risk Management in Sport, Sport Analytics, Sport Marketing, Laterality in Sport



Ph.D., 2018, Sport Administration, University of New Mexico


Recent Publications

Nachtigal, J., & Barnes, J. (2019). Left out: Handedness and the Hall of Fame. The Baseball Research Journal, 48(2), 36–37.

Nachtigal, J., Kim, M., Lee, K., Seidler, T., & Stocz, M. (2016). Softball: Nothing soft about it. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 87(9), 36–41.

Works in Progress

Nachtigal, J., & Hagan, B. (in progress). The WCHA: Revenues, expenses, subsidies, and succession.

Nachtigal, J., Kim, M.J., & Kim, M.H. (in progress). Market perceptions of the Korea Baseball Organization by American baseball fans.


Nachtigal, J. (2018). Global Vision Week: Equity in Athletic Administration. Panel member. Grand View University, Des Moines, IA.

Nachtigal, J. (2018). Handedness in Women’s College Softball. Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference. Stevens Point, WI.

Nachtigal, J., & Barnes, J. (2018). Women’s College Softball: The Effect of Handedness in the NCAA Power Five and Group of Five Conferences. College Sports Research Institution Conference 2018. Columbia, SC.

Hagan, B., Manning, R.D., & Nachtigal, J. (2018). Student-Athlete Employees: NLRB Finally Answers Northwestern University Football. Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference 2018. San Antonio, TX.

Nachtigal, J. (2017). Practical Implementation of Sabermetrics “Moneyball” in Athletics. The Science of Sustained Excellence. Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Nachtigal, J. (2015). PITCHf/x for Women’s College Softball. Shared Knowledge Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Nachtigal, J. (2014). Applying Sabermetrics to High School Baseball and Softball. New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Albuquerque, NM.

Nachtigal, J. (2012). Run Expectancy in Women’s Division I Softball. Sabermetrics, Scouting and the Science of Baseball. Boston, MA.


Softball Analytics, Baseball, Golf, Hiking, Racquetball, Tennis


Courses Taught

BA 151, BA/SPRT 281, BA 421, BA/SPRT 482, BA/SPRT 484, SPRT 491