SHREVEPORT, LA. - LSUS Athletics has announced that Dejan Milosevic will be the next Head Coach of the Women’s Soccer program. Milosevic joins LSUS after most recently holding the title of Associate Head Coach for the men’s program at Texas Wesleyan University.
“Milo is exactly what we need for our program right now,” said LSUS Athletic Director Lucas Morgan. “He is someone who is committed long term to developing the person as well as the soccer player. He has a great plan for the future, and I am looking forward to seeing the growth of our soccer program under him. He spoke about the potential he sees, and I couldn't agree more.”Milosevic played two seasons for Texas Wesleyan (2011 and 2012) and was a two-time All-Red River Athletic Conference selection as well as the RRAC Defensive Player of the Year in his junior campaign. In 2012 he helped the team to its first NAIA National Tournament appearance and set the school's single season record for goals against average at 1.17. His career goals against average of 1.283 ranks second all-time in program history. Prior to Texas Wesleyan, he was also a two-time All-Conference selection at Arizona Western College where he was also named MVP of the Region I Finals in 2010.
Following his career at Texas Wesleyan, Milosevic signed with the Dallas Sidekicks, one of the longest running professional soccer teams in the nation. In December of 2013, he recorded the first shutout by a Sidekicks goalkeeper in the PASL-era and the seventh shutout in the history of the league. Two years later, he represented Serbia in the 2015 Indoor World Cup.
In addition to his work at Texas Wesleyan, Milosevic served as an assistant coach at Hill College where he helped the women's team win two Regional Championships and an appearance in the District Finals in 2018. He currently serves as the Director of Coaching Girls West, for Sting Soccer Club, one of the most successful club soccer programs in Texas, and holds USSF licenses E, D and C.
“I am honored to serve as the new Head Women’s Soccer Coach at LSUS,” said Milosevic. “I am very excited to lead this program. I see so much potential and opportunities to do something very special here. I am looking forward to becoming a member of the LSUS team and achieving great things as a Pilot.”
“I want to give a special thank you to Chancellor Clark, Athletic Director Lucas Morgan, and their talented athletic staff,” continued Milosevic. “I would also like to thank my family and their constant support and belief in me. Lastly, I would like to thank all of the wonderful people who have been there for me since the first day I moved to the United States. I am truly thankful for this opportunity.”
Milosevic will make the move to Shreveport with his wife Elizabeth and their two children, daughter, Lara, and son, Luka.
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