Ljubomir Travica has been the
coach of the Serbia and Montenegro men's team
since taking over from Veselin Vukovic. They are
big shoes to fill after Serbia and Montengro
finished second at the 2003 World League under
Vukovic, losing in a sensational final to Brazil.
Travica has since led this giant of world
Volleyball to third place at the World Cup.
Travica's first appointment was the European
Championship in Germany in Septemeber where he saw
his side finish fourth behind Italy, France and
Russia. A wildcard helped Serbia and Montenegro
reach the aforementioned World Cup and because of
the bronze medal the team gained in Japan, a
qualification spot at the Olympics was earned.
Travica was and is still in the service of the
Greek club Olympiakos, but the club and the Serbia
and Montenegro National Federation have come to an
agreement to accommodate both roles.