Popovic Named Assistant Coach for Men's Tennis
Aug. 3, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's tennis coach Randy Bloemendaal has announced the addition of Milos Popovic as his assistant coach. Popovic comes to Indiana after two seasons as volunteer coach at the University of Tennessee. Popovic replaces Scott Linn, who took a head coaching position at Midwestern State.
Bloemendaal said Popovic was very hands on at Tennessee, helping them to an SEC team title and a runner-up finish in the NCAA tournament.
"Milos did an outstanding job for the University of Tennessee the past two seasons and has played a major role in helping the Vols finish runner-up in the NCAA tournament and the ITA indoor while winning the SEC. He was the volunteer assistant but I noticed more than a year ago the outstanding job he was performing during matches and practice play."
Popovic was a member of the Nevada tennis team from 2003-06. He left the program in eighth place for career singles victories. He also attained the second spot in Nevada's record book for most doubles victories in a season.
He was a 2005 All-WAC second team doubles selection. Popovic was also a three-time member of the Academic All-WAC. In his junior and senior seasons, he competed at No. 1 in doubles and No. 2 in singles.
Popovic also had coaching experience on the college level before starting his graduate program at UT.
After his collegiate playing days were finished, he remained at Nevada as a student coach. As a student coach he was involved with on-court coaching, recruiting and scouting.
In his one season as student coach, he helped guide the Wolf Pack to a third-place finish in the WAC and a berth in the semifinals of the conference tournament. It was the best results for the Nevada tennis program since joining the WAC seven seasons earlier.
Popovic graduated from Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing). He was also nominated to the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference. The Belgrade, Serbia native finished his masters degree in Sport Management in December of 2009 at Tennessee.
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