Ivan Ivovic Joins Johns Hopkins University Men's Water Polo Coaching Staff
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Johns Hopkins University head water polo coach Ted Bresnahan announced today the hiring of Ivan Ivovic as the assistant water polo coach. Ivovic joins the Blue Jays' 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 and played on Maryland's water polo club team for two years, helping the team to a runner-up finish at the Atlantic Division Championship in 2007. Further, he played for the Montenegrin team Rivijera from the age of eight through the age of 20, and competed in 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, D.C. He led the varsity team to a runner-up finish in the B Bracket of the Eastern Prep 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, D.C. 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 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship match.
A native of Belgrade, Serbia, he is also an author of the book "Dissecting the Game of Water Polo" and earned a gold medal in 100m Butterfly at the 2002 Serbian National Swimming Championships.
Release courtesy Johns Hopkins University Athletic Communications