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Slobodan Kovac appointed head coach of Serbia men’s volleyball team

Serbian Volleyball Federation appoints Slobodan Kovac as head coach of the men's national team
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 20, 2019 – The Volleyball Federation of Serbia has appointed Slobodan Kovac as head coach of the men’s volleyball team for the upcoming 2019 CEV Volleyball Men’s European Championship and the European Qualification Tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in January.

Kovac, as an athlete of the Yugoslavian national team, has won seven medals, including the gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, bronze medal at the 1996 FIVB World Challenge Cup in Tokyo, silver medal at the 1997 European Championship in Eindhoven, bronze at the 1995 European Championship and silver at the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens.

Kovac represented his national team at the European Championship in 28 matches and the Olympic Games in 16 matches.

Playing career:
1982-1984 – VGSK, Veliko Gradiste, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia)
1984-1986 – Kolubara, Lazarevac, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia)
1986/1987 – Student Vazduhoplovstvo, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (formerly Yugoslavia)
1988-1992 – Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia)
1992/1993 – Gioia del Colle, Italy
1993/1994 – Aris Thessaloniki, Greece
1994/1995 – Gioia del Colle, Italy
1995-1999 – Lube Macerata, Italy - 1998/99 CEV Cup Final
1999-2002 – Taranto, Italy - 1st place in the A2 League 2000
2002/2003 – Agnone, Italy
2003/2004 – Molfeta, Italy
2004-2006 – Urmia, Iran
2006/2007 – Ranicki, Kragujevac, Serbia
2007/2008 – Kazma, Kuwait

Coaching career:
2008-2011 – Radnicki, Kragujevac - Champion of Serbia in 2009 and 2010
2011-2014 – Sir Safety Perugia, Italy - 1st place in A2 league in 2012, 2nd place in the Championship and Italian Cup in 2014
2014-2015 – Iran men’s national team
2015/2016 – Perugia, Italy
2016/2018 – Halkbank Ankara, Turkey - 2 Championship titles and 1 Turkish Cup
2017-2018 – Slovenia men’s national team 
2018/2019 – Belgorie Belgorod, Russia - Winner of the CEV Challenge Cup

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