Announcing OCWPC’s Newest Coach – Ivan Asic
You probably saw that Facebook post a week ago about the roster of 134 boys on our 16U & 18U teams and how OC’s Head Coach, Petar Asic, reached out to a world-class coach for some advice. We thought we’d keep the announcement under wraps for a few days while we worked out the details, but it’s confirmed – the Head Coach of Croatia’s professional water polo club, VK Jadran Split, Ivan Asic, is coming to join OCWPC, arriving Feb 1st.*
And – if you were wondering – that last name is not coincidental – Ivan is Petar’s brother, so when we say he is “OCWPC family”, we mean it.
Coach Ivan Asic’s CV is deep; he has been a Head Coach of some of Croatia’s top teams for over ten years and he was the Assistant Coach of the Croatian Senior National team and helped bring the team to a Silver Medal win at the last Olympic games in Rio (2016).
It is an honor to have him come work with our kids and coaches and we are all looking forward to welcoming him aboard next week!* Can’t wait!
IVAN ASIC’S PROFESSIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE
2017- 2019 Head coach of VK Jadran Split
2010 – 2016 Head Coach of WC PRIMORJE Rijeka
2009 – 2010 WC MEDVEŠČAK Zagreb, Head Coach
2007 – 2009 WC POŠK Split, Head Coach
2006 – 2010 Croatian national junior water polo team Head Coach
2005 – 2006 Assistant coach of the senior Croatian National Team
2003 – 2005 Assistant coach of the junior Croatian national team
1999 – 2005 Youth team Coach WC JADRAN- SPLIT
TROPHIES AND AWARDS AS COACH
2009 – 2010 – Second place in the Croatian Championship
2010 – 2011- Third place of the Adriatic League and second place in the Croatian championship
2011 – 2012 – Second place Croatian Adriatic League championship and second place in Euro League
2012 – 2013 – Champions of the Adriatic League, Champions of the Croatian Cup and second place in the Croatian championship
2013 – 2014 – Champions of the Adriatic League, Croatian Cup Champions and third place in Euro League
2014 – 2015 – Champions of the regional League, Croatian Cup Champions and second place in the Euro League
2015 – 2016- Second place Croatian Cup, second regional league, second place Croatian championship
2017-2018- Second place Croatian cup, third place Croatian championship, third place Croatian championship, quarter final Len Trophy
2018-2019- Third place Croatian championship, Third place regional league, tenth place Euroleague
CAREER TITLES AND HONORS AS COACH OF THE CROATIAN NATIONAL TEAM
2003 – Third place in the Junior Championship of Europe, Istanbul
2004 – Second place in the juniors European Championship, Malta
2005 – Second place in the Junior World Championship in Argentina, Fourth place in the World Championships in Montreal
2007 – Third place at the European Championship 18U team, Malta
2009 – First place at the European Championships 20U team in Greece
2012 – Assistant coach of the Senior National Team, First place World Championship Kazakhstan
2013 – Assistant coach of the Senior National Team, Third place at the World Championships in Barcelona, First place in the Mediterranean Games.
2014 – Senior National Team assistant coach, Fifth place at the European Championships in Budapest and Third place at the World Cup in Kazakhstan
2015 – Assistant coach of a Senior National team, second place at the World League in Bergamo and second place at the World Championships in Kazan
2016 – Assistant coach of a Senior National team, Silver Medal at the Olympic games in Rio
A Few Videos
Croatia vs. Serbia // Olympic Gold Medal Final, Rio 2016
Jadran Split (CRO) vs Jug Dubrovnik (CRO) – LEN Champions League – 4° Round // November 8, 2019
Jadran Split (CRO) vs Spandau Berlin (GER) – LEN Champions League – 2° Round // October 21, 2019
*The offer to Ivan Asic and his active employment status are contingent upon his eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended, and his providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9. As a foreign national holding an employer sponsored immigration status the OCWPC as his employer, is provided authority by immigration laws to request employment authorization on his behalf. OCWPC, however, cannot guarantee that employment authorization or visas will be granted and assumes no responsibility if any request is denied, delayed or conditioned. All such determinations rest with USCIS and the DOS, respectively, and are beyond the scope of OCWPC’s authority.