Ed Vucinic
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 8th Season
Alma Mater: Lewis University (Ill.)

Hired in 2004, Vucinic serves as head men's soccer 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 2011 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0AJ PfatschbacherFRGK5-10 West Dundee, Ill.Jacobs
1Kyle HeldSOGK6-7 Palatine, Ill.Palatine
2Samuel SprauerSRMF/F5-9 Carol Stream, Ill.Ohio St./Azuza Pacific/Glenbard N.
3Jeff HiltropSRMF5-8 Rockford, Ill.Colo. State-Pueblo/Boylan Cathlolic
5Mladen PetrovicSRD5-11 Beograd, SerbiaUniversity of Charleston (W.V.)/Len
6Cody CulverSRD/MF5-8 Roscoe, Ill.Harlem
7Al PalarSRMF/F5-10 Zabrze, PolandPlainfield Central
8Luis MedinaFRMF/F5-5 Waukegan, Ill.Waukegan
9Kyle BreitenbachJRMF5-10 Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso University/Valparaiso
10Adrian GuzmanSRMF5-8 Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
11Matt KlancicSRF6-1 Aurora, Ill.Bowling Green/Waubonsie Valley
12Sam VanariaSRMF5-9 Orland Park, Ill.Adelphi/UW-Parkside/MVCC/Sandburg
14Edwin CisnerosFRMF5-8 Willowbrook, Ill.Hinsdale South
15Andy YoungFRD6-2 Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
16David RodriguezFRMF5-10 Montgomery, Ill.Yorkville
17Tom LojekFRMF/F5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
18Zoran ArsenovicFRMF6-1 Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
19Mike KiptaJRD5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
21Carl-Heing JeanFRF6-0 Pompano Beach, Fla.Deerfield Beach
22David OropezaSRD5-10 Chicago, Ill.St. Francis (Ill.)/St. Laurence
25Dan CrossSRD5-11 Gravesend, EnglandAxton Chase
Ed Vucinic Image
Head Coach
8th season
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Assistant Coach
7th season
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Assistant Coach
7th season