Ed Vucinic
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 7th Season
Alma Mater: Lewis University (Ill.)

Vucinic is entering his seventh season as head coach at Saint Xavier University.  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 2010 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Jordan HamrickFRGK5-10 Lafayette, Ind.Lafayette Jefferson
1Kyle HeldFRGK6-7 Palatine, Ill.Palatine
2Mike KiptaSOD5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
3Jeff HiltropSRMF5-8 Rockford, Ill.Colo. State-Pueblo/Boylan Catholic
4Ben JohnsonSRMF5-9 Woodridge, Ill.Western Illinois/Naperville North
5Brendan HealySOD5-9 Palos Heights, Ill.Brother Rice
6Cody CulverJRD/MF5-8 Roscoe, Ill.Harlem
7Al PalarJRMF/F5-10 Zabrze, PolandPlainfield Central
8David OropezaJRMF5-10 Chicago, Ill.St. Francis (Ill.)/St. Laurence
9Kyle BreitenbachSOMF5-10 Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso University/Valparaiso
10Adrian GuzmanJRMF5-8 Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
11Ernad DzananovicSRF6-1 Loves Park, Ill.Harlem
12Matt KlancicJRF6-1 Aurora, Ill.Bowling Green/Waubonsie Valley
13Alan BickelSRMF/D5-9 Aurora, Ill.Northern Illinois/Waubonsie Valley
14Mladen PetrovicJRD5-11 Beograd, SerbiaUniversity of Charleston
15Samuel SprauerJRMF/F5-9 Chicago, Ill.Ohio St./Azuza Pacific/Glenbard N.
17Rob GacekSOMF5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
22Arturo MaciasSRD5-10 Posen, Ill.Bremen
23Ryan ClemensSRF5-10 Midlothian, Ill.Trinity CC/MVCC/Lincoln-Way East
25Dan CrossJRD/MF5-11 Gravesend, EnglandAxton Chase
Ed Vucinic Image
Head Coach
7th season
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Assistant Coach
5th season
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Assistant Coach
6th season