Only a year after Sinisa Zarkovic moved from Belgrade, Serbia, to Hawaii to compete on the men’s volleyball team at UH, his father Milan joined the team as an assistant coach. The former head coach of the Belarus National Team and the Serbian Junior National Team (for which Sinisa played in high school), brings with him decades of coaching experience to share with the Rainbow Warriors squad.
“I am thrilled to have Milan join our staff,” University of Hawai’i head coach Charlie Wade said in an interview for hawaiiathletics.com. “He has decades of coaching experience at the highest levels, all over the world. He is a fantastic teacher of the game both technically and tactically and his positive energy in the practice gym is infectious.”
The younger Zarkovic excelled in the 2013 season as a freshman, earning a spot on the MPSF All-Freshman team and two MPSF Player of the Week nods. This season, with the Warriors 3-2 at press time with big season-opening wins over Ohio State, Penn State, and Long Beach State, the 6'4" sophomore outside hitter ranks second on the team in kills (56), aces (4), and blocks (8).
Originally published in April 2014