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Vladan Glavonic enters his sixth season directing the women’s soccer program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, following two years of assistant coaching for both men and women teams at OKWU.
During five seasons as head coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Glavonic guided the Lady Eagles to their first ever NAIA National Tournament in 2017. Under Glavonic reigns Lady Eagles became regular season conference champions in 2017, 2015 and 2013 and KCAC Tournament Champions in 2017. Coach Glavonic complied the overall record of 70-29-5 and was selected as Conference Coach of the Year in 2017,2015 and 2013. He lead Lady Eagles to their fourth conference tournament championship game in five seasons while compiling an impressive 37-7-0 record.in conference regular season competition.
In 2017, OKWU had the most successful season in program history. Lady Eagles qualified for their first ever NAIA National Tournament and also qualifying to NAIA Round of 16 in Orange Beach, AL.
Coach Glavonic guided OKWU to both KCAC regular season and KCAC conference tournament championship titles. Lady Eagles ended the season with 20-2-1 overall records (11-0 in KCAC). The highest ranking in program history (#12) for Lady Eagles came on October 24th, 2017. OKWU’s impressive year ended for Lady Eagles with loss in NAIA Round of 16 in Orange Beach, AL.
In 2016, Glavonic followed up his record setting 2015 campaign with another winning season with 10-8-1 overall and finishing the season in 3-2 loss to Ottawa University in Conference tournament semi-final game.
In 2015, OKWU had one of the most successful years in program history. Glavonic lead Lady Eagles to 15-4-1 overall records (9-1 in KCAC) including a share of KCAC Regular Season championship and #1 seed for the post-season play. For the first time in program history OKWU was ranked in NAIA Top 25 national coaches poll. The highest ranking of #19 for Lady Eagles came on November 10th, 2015. They impressive year ended for Lady Eagles with loss in KCAC Conference Tournament Championship game.
In 2014, Glavonic followed up his impressive first-year campaign with another winning season with 10-9 overall record en route to the program’s fifth straight Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship game. Glavonic led the Lady Eagles to impressive conference campaign, compiling 5-1 record against MCAC competition. They year ended for Lady Eagles with the loss to Bellevue University in MCAC Conference Tournament Championship game.
In 2013, his first season at the helm of the program, Glavonic guided the Lady Eagles to a 15-5-2 overall year, including program first individual regular season MCAC championship with perfect 6-0 record. Glavonic lead the program to the wins over teams that were receiving votes in the Top 25 of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Coach Glavonic continued to help the Lady Eagles rise to receive national attention, receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 during the 2013 season.
In addition to 2013 MCAC Coach of the Year, 2015 and 2017 KCAC Coach of the Year honors, Glavonic has also guided some of the NAIA’s best student-athletes to some of the conferences most prestigious honors. In five seasons at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Glavonic has coached a total of 40 All-Conference players as well as: 2 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention (Kaja Cremin, Marjolen Nekesa). 2 KCAC MVP (Kaja Cremin and Marjolen Nekesa). KCAC Freshmen of the Year in 2015 (Kaja Cremin) , MCAC Offensive Player of the Year (Elisa Brito) and MCAC Newcomer of the Year (Paula Vicenzo) in 2013 and Defensive Player of the Year (Bristol Clark) in 2014. Coach Glavonic also coached one professional player (Elisa Brito) who later continued her career with FC Kansa City (NWSL) and Apollon FC- Cyprus (UEFA Women’s Champions League).
Glavonic has also stressed excellence in the classroom to his student-athletes during his tenure at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, with a total of twenty-eight Conference Scholar-Athletes and sixteen NAIA Scholar-Athletes during his tenure.
As a collegiate soccer player, he was MCAC All Conference and NCCAA All-Regional selection player for Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Following his collegiate career, Glavonic played professional soccer for Tulsa Revolution in Major Arena Soccer League.
A native of Pancevo, Serbia, Glavonic enjoyed a successful career with Dinamo Pancevo ,OFK Belgrade youth academies and with PSK, Mladost and Jednistvo Stevic senior teams.
Vladan Glavonic is an alumnus of Oklahoma Wesleyan University earning degrees in Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics in 2011 and Master of Business Administration in 2013.
Coach Glavonic is currently residing in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.