Ivovic Joins Johns Hopkins Water Polo Coaching Staff
June 13, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins head water polo coach Ted Bresnahan announced today the hiring of Ivan Ivovic as the assistant water polo coach. Ivovic joins the Blue Jay coaching staff after spending a year and a half on both the men's and women's water polo staffs at the University of Southern California.
Ivovic graduated from the University of Maryland in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. He played on Maryland's Water Polo club team for two years, helping the team to a runner-up finish at the Eastern Club Team Championship in 2008. He played for the Montenegrin team Rivijera from the age of eight through the age of 20. He also played club water polo for the Rockville Water Polo team from 2006 to 2009.
Ivocic began his coaching career in 2007, spending five seasons as the head water polo coach at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. He led the varsity team to a runner-up finish in the B Bracket of the Eastern Division Championship Tournament in 2009 and then led the team to the title in the A Bracket in 2011. In March 2010, he started a year-round club team for high school and junior high athletes in the Washington, DC area. In 2011, Ivovic joined the coaching staff at USC, assisting with both the men's and women's programs. This past spring, the women's water polo team advanced to the NCAA Championship match.
The Hopkins water polo team is slated to open the 2012 campaign at the annual Navy Labor Day Open September 1-2 in Annapolis, MD.
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