Milos  Popovic

Milos Popovic

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Milos Popovic is back for a second season as volunteer coach for Tennessee.

Popovic joined the staff in the fall of 2008, and he wrapped up his master's degree in Sport Management in December.

"Since he came, we got another guy that we could fully rely on who is going to be there for us at every moment," junior Boris Conkic said. "It's crazy how much he works for us and how much he helps us.

"We have 13 guys right now, with two coaches it would be hard to pay attention to every player. Milos was the perfect guy for us to get. He's a great coach. He played college tennis a few years ago, so he knows what it takes. He knows the pressure and the fun side of playing in college."

Popovic was a member of the Nevada tennis team from 2003-06. He left the program in eighth place for career singles victories. He also attained the second spot in Nevada's record book for most doubles victories in a season.

He was a 2005 All-WAC second team doubles selection. Popovic was also a three-time member of the Academic All-WAC. In his junior and senior seasons, he competed at No. 1 in doubles and No. 2 in singles.

Popovic also had coaching experience on the college level before starting his graduate program at UT.

After his collegiate playing days were finished, he remained at Nevada as a student coach. As a student coach he was involved in on-court coaching, recruiting and scouting.

In his one season as student coach, he helped guide the Wolf Pack to a third-place finish in the WAC and a berth in the semifinals of the conference tournament. It was the best results for the Nevada tennis program since joining the WAC seven seasons earlier.

Popovic graduated from Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing). He was also nominated to the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference.

Popovic was born July 6, 1983, in Belgrade, Serbia.



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