Ed Vucinic
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 10th Season
Alma Mater: Lewis University (Ill.)

Hired in 2004, Vucinic serves as head men's soccer coach at Saint Xavier University.  The 2011 season was one of the most successful campaigns in the program's 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 the season, but earned the deepest postseason run in program history.  In 2009, the SXU men's soccer team finished 13-5-1 overall and reached the semifinals of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament.  The Cougars also defeated No. 2 ranked University of Rio Grande (Ohio), 1-0, and earned one of its highest ever national rankings climbing to No. 12 in the NAIA Top 25 Poll.  In his first season at the helm (2004), Vucinic led the Cougars to a 13-7-4 overall record and a trip to the NAIA Region VII semifinals where SXU lost a heartbreaker on penalty kicks to No. 5 ranked Judson University (Ill.).  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 head coach Henry Barsch for one season before heading to North Central.  He is currently also on the coaching staff of the Chicago Fire Premier Development League team as well as assisting with the Fire's Academy programs.  Vucinic has coached at numerous soccer camps and clinics around the country providing him with a wealth of soccer knowledge to bestow upon the Cougar program and its players.

In addition to his coaching stints, Vucinic has also worked as a soccer broadcaster for Fox Sports as well as ESPN.  He has provided play-by-play and analysis for professional soccer teams, such as the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew and Cleveland Crunch as well as various high school teams in Illinois.

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 was a three-year starter at defender.  He resides in Bridgeport.



Roster for 2013 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0AJ PfatschbacherJRGK5-10 West Dundee, Ill.Jacobs
1Kyle HeldSRGK6-7 Palatine, Ill.Palatine
2James KingSRMF5-8 Downers Grove, Ill.Coll. of DuPage/Downers Grove South
3Dan CordesSOD5-10 Palos Heights, Ill.Shepard
5Xavier CoronaJRD/MF5-7 Cicero, Ill.Morton College/Morton
6Dale JudickasSRD/MF5-9 Hickory Hills, Ill.South Suburban CC/Stagg
7Lorenzo SavinoJRF5-10 Palatine, Ill.Harper JC/Fremd
8Kamil SzczesniakFRMF5-9 Skomielna Biala, PolandReavis
9Marco GutierrezSOF5-10 Stone Park, Ill.St. Joseph
10Brandon SimoesJRMF5-11 Brampton, Ontario, CanadaOlivet Nazarene/St. Edmund Campion
11Tom LojekJRMF/F5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
12Edgar RuizFRMF5-8 Chicago, Ill.Kennedy
13Roger CiszewskiSOF5-9 Alsip, Ill.Marist
14Erik DiazFRD6-0 Pena, Durango, MexicoChicago Academy
16David RodriguezJRMF5-10 Montgomery, Ill.Yorkville
17Michael CollevyFRD/MF6-1 Chicago, Ill.Marist
18Pedro GarciaFRMF5-7 Burbank, Ill.Reavis
19Daniel GonzalezFRMF/D5-8 Chicago, Ill.Bogan
20Rene LeonJRD6-1 Cicero, Ill.Morton College/Morton West
22Ben JacobJRF6-0 Plainfield, Ill.Joliet JC/Plainfield North
23Ramon Diaz IIFRD5-10 Chicago, Ill.St. Laurence
Ed Vucinic Image
Head Coach
10th season
Matt Prunckle Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
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Assistant Coach
1st season