Ivan is very passionate coach who teaches a possession style game based on strong fundamentals and quality skills.
He currently coaches GU8, GU11, BU11, and BU13 teams. He also coaches varsity boys high school.
Coaching accolades include league Coach of the Year and back to back All Area Coach of the Year (2014 and 2015). Holds a school record for the most successful season in the history. His team holds an All Time CIF Top 10 record in consecutive wins – 22.
Currently Ivan is an assistant coach for the Serbian National Arena Soccer Team for the first WORLD CUP 2015 . Serbia will compete in the group including Brazil, Russia and Canada. These matches will be played in Detroit . Took his teams to several tournaments in Europe. in 2014 lost final in Denmark against Santa Fe (from Argentina).
As a player Ivan played at Salem International University in West Virginia for 4 years. During this time he made the school’s Hall of Fame. He is 1 of 3 players in the program’s history that holds 3 Conference Championship rings. He was 2 time First All Conference Player and one time Honorable Mention.
Played with Serbia U17 National Team and was a U19 National Champion with Red Star Belgrade.
Played professionally for FC Cukaricki and FC BASK in Serbia.
Currently Playing in a Semi – Pro league in Orange County.