Coach Vidakovic is one of the most prominent Volleyball coaches in the region.  He has been credited with the development of the current European MVP- Tijana Boskovic and other famous current and past professional volleyball players. Volleyball is his passion and is evident in every interaction. His wealth of knowledge has been relied upon by many Regional Clubs & National Squads to promote and enhance the sport. 

ZORAN VIDAKOVIC – Volleyball coach

 

I graduated from the University of Sports and Physical Education and have been coaching volleyball since 1993. During 1993 I started to coach girls and established the first women’s volleyball club OK Gacko.  In 1995 we took part in the First Division and by the 2001 we won 3 cups of Republic Srpska and one national championship.

 

 In 2005 I started to work in the newly formed women’s volleyball club in Bileca. In five years I helped the club climb from Second to First Division.  After the unification of volleyball in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with volleyball club “Bileca” we became champions with our both youth and junior teams. During my coaching time in volleyball club “Gacko” we were champions of Republic Serbia with pre youth, youth and junior team.

 

I worked as a coach and selector of Bosnia and Herzegovina in youth, junior and senior women’s national teams. Since 1997, I have been participating in annual volleyball camps as a coach, and this has continues until today. For the past six years, I have been the president of the Republic Srpska coaching organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Sonja's extensive volleyball knowledge,  playing experience, command of the English language and intimate knowledge of the US Volleyball culture are invaluable to the program. Coach Sonja will be concentrating on the defensive systems both from an individual and team perspective, additionally she will be assisting our Program Director Coach Vidakovic.        

                       

Sonja Banićević   

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Volleyball club “OK Gimnazijalac”, Kotor, Montenegro (2015 - today)

  • Assistant coach of women’s senior team competing in first Montenegrin volleyball league

  • Head coach of youth team competing in second Montenegrin volleyball league

  • Working with volleyball school (girls from 7 to 11 years old)

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE – UNIVERSITY

2008 - 2012 Student athlete on volleyball scholarship at Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware

  • Holds a school record in digs per season (516 digs)

  • 3rd in school history in overall digs

  • 2nd place at Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship in 2010

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration - graduated with Summa cum laude (GPA 3.75)

  • FEI award for best junior finance student

  • Selected as member of International Business Society Beta Gamma Sigma

  • Member of Chi Alpha Sigma National Student-Athlete Honor Society

  • Member of the DSU Dean's List all four years of enrolment

 

  • 2012

  • Despy award for the best volleyball player on the team

  • Student athlete of the year in Department of accounting, finance and economics at DSU

 

  • 2011

    • Despy award for the best volleyball player on the team

    • Selected to Preseason MEAC Volleyball First Team

    • First on the team in digs

    • Second on the team in assists

    • Third on the team in service aces

  • 2010

    • Tallied a school record in digs per season (516 digs)

    • 1st in MEAC in overall digs (516 digs) and digs per set (4.61 digs per game)

    • Selected to the All-MEAC Volleyball First Team

    • Second on the team in service aces

    • Third on team in assists

    • Selected to Hilton RTP/NCCU Volleyball All-Tournament Team

    • Lead all tournament players with a averaged of 5.42 digs per game at Lafayette Invitational Tournament

PLAYING EXPERIENCE – CLUB

 

  • 2012 - 2013 Played as a libero in volleyball club “OK Gimnazijalac”, Kotor, Montenegro in first Montenegrin volleyball league

 

  • 2006 - 2008 Played as a libero in volleyball club “Novi Zagreb”, Zagreb, Croatia in 1st b Croatian volleyball league

 

  • 2004 - 2006 Played as a libero in volleyball club “Mladost”, Zagreb, Croatia in 2nd volleyball league

 

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE – HIGH SCHOOL

2004 - 2008 – played as a libero for High school team “Sports Gymnasium”, Zagreb, Croatia

  • 2007 - 2008 1st place in Zagreb High School Championship and 2nd place in the Croatia National High School Championship

  • 2006 - 2007 1st place in Zagreb High School Championship and 3rd place in the Croatia National High School Championship

  • 2005 - 2006 – 2nd place in Zagreb High School Championship and Croatia National High School Championships

 

 

Coach Mina brings extensive coaching and professional playing experience. Her position as a setter gave her unique insights as to the tactics and technical aspects of the game. She will focus on the setter development both on individual and team level. She will place emphasis on the tactics utilized on both sides of the net. 

Mina Ikovic 

Volleyball Coach 

I worked as a coach for 8 years, for 15years I played volleyball in teams of  first and second division of Serbia and Montenegro.

Volleyball team “Vrbas” second division, “

Varadin” first league of Serbia,

Volleyball team “1.Tempo” from Sremska Mitrovica first division of Serbia, “OK Herceg Novi”, Montenegro first division.

 

EDUCATION

 

2006-2011

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of sports and physical education, Serbia. Volleyball.

 

2016-2016

FIVB, International Coaching Course

Volleyball.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

09.2008-06.2010

Volleyball team “NS Valley Team ”,Novi Sad ,Serbia ,Coach of younger categories.

 

08.2010-06.2014

Volleyball team “Vrbas”, Vrbas,  Serbia, assistant of the Coach in second division of Serbia.

 

04.2015-present

Volleyball team “Herceg Novi”, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, Coach of younger categories, assistant of the Coach  and now First Coach in first division of Montenegro.

 

 

SKILLS

 

  • Goood communication

  • Excellent pedagogical approach

  • Effective interpersonal skills

Although, Coach Sanja's early injury prevented her from expanding her volleyball career, it helped her recognize the desire to teach young generations about the sport she loves. That love she demonstrates with every interaction on and off the court and she is a great resource of knowledge for the technical aspect of the game. Being a club director and responsible for multiple age groups, Coach Sanja has seen it all. 

 

Sanja Jovovic

Volleyball Coach

 

Education

University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

Master studies

Business management, University of Management, Herceg Novi

Education details

Graduated as Teacher of Physical Education (2006)

Masters degree at the University of Management

 

 

 

Play Experience 

Middle Blocker

OK "Maglić" Foča - 1991 - 1997 

1995 we suceded in advancing to the First division of Republika Srpska.

 

1997 to 1999  "Famos" Pale (East Sarajevo).

Work experience

Employer

Volleyball club “Herceg Novi“, Herceg Novi, from 2007

Elementary school ‘’Dašo Pavičić”, Herceg Novi, from January 15th, 2017

Awards/Recognitions

Founder of the volleyball club “Herceg Novi”, Coach, President of the club

  • Club competed in the First and Second Montenegrin volleyball division. It participates in all the state competitions in Junior groups. It won many awards at the state and international competitions.

  • Recognition for the Best Sports person and an award for the most successful club, both awarded by the town of Herceg Novi and sports journalists in 2011

Teacher of the year at Sports Education in the school “Dašo Pavičić”, Herceg Novi

 

Skills

Computer skills, including working in Word, Excel

Course in English language, basic level

 

Personal characteristics

Very communicative, sincere, responsible. Great organizational skills. Desire for improvement, learning, working in a team environment and with children.

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