MILAN DJURICIC, HEAD COACH OF SERBIAN YOUTH BOYS TEAM – STORY
Milan Djuricic was elected to be the Head Coach of the Serbian Youth Boys’ National Team in July 2008, when he made his debut at the Balkan Championship, important regional competition. Right away he won the gold medal with his team, initiating his international career from the highest podium.
A few months later, a bigger challenge was presented to this 32-year old Coach when he guided his team to the at the qualifying tournament for the European Championship, where Serbia won the first place and a chance to participate at the biggest European competition.
Milan Djuricic has nothing but nice memories from the 2009 European Championship in Netherlands where the “Blue Boys” won the silver medal and qualified to the World Championship, which was the biggest success for this category of players. However, this wasn’t the end of a beautiful story of success as the “Blue Boys” won the gold medal at the World Championship played in Jesolo, Italy. With the new generation of Serbian youth player, Djuricic won the gold medal at the 2011 CEV Youth Boys’ European Championship. The “Blue Boys” will appear at this years’ World Championship as the reigning World and European Champions.
Milan Djuricic was born on March 8th, 1979, in Pozarevac. He lives and works in Veliko Gradiste, where he started with his playing and coaching career.
Mr. Djuricic played in VC VGSK for 16 years, and he competed in all categories with his club. He retired in 2005.
At the same time, from 2001, he coached younger players in VC VGSK, and made some notable results.
Since 2004/2005 season, he is the Head Coach of Senior Men in VGSK Volleyball Club.