Hired in 2004, Vucinic serves as head men’s soccer coach at Saint Xavier University. Last season, the Cougars finished 10-8-1 overall and third in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) final standings at 8-2-1. In 2012, the SXU men’s soccer team finished 13-6-1overall and reached the CCAC Tournament semifinals. The Cougars climbed as high as No. 17 in the national rankings and finished second overall in the final CCAC regular season standings (8-2-1). The 2011 season was one of the most successful campaigns in program history with the Cougars knocking off No. 17 ranked Taylor University (Ind.), 1-0, in double overtime to advance to the second round of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championships. The team lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to No. 2 Hastings College (Neb.) to end that season, but earned the deepest postseason run in program history. Prior to coming to SXU, he was interim head coach for the men’s soccer program at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
In 2002, Vucinic assisted former Saint Xavier University head coach Henry Barsch for one season before heading to North Central. He is currently also assisting with the higher levels of the Chicago Fire Youth programs, including the Academy teams. Vucinic has taught at numerous soccer camps and clinics around the country providing him with a wealth of soccer knowledge to bestow upon the program.
Vucinic is a 1983 graduate of Lewis University (Ill.) with a degree in business administration. He
played soccer for the Flyers for four years and started three seasons at defender. He lives in Bridgeport.