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Former Ram standout Dejan 'Milo' Milosevic named Men's Soccer assistant coach

01.14.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
a headshot of assistant men's soccer coach Dejan Milosevic with the Ram logo beside.

Texas Wesleyan University men's head soccer coach Cole Sweetser announced today the hiring of former Ram goalkeeper Dejan 'Milo' Milosevic as assistant coach.

Dejan's journey as a goalkeeper began in one of the best known youth programs in Europe, called F.K Partizan. Dejan was a member of F.K Partizan for twelve years. While attending F.K Partizan, Dejan had the pleasure of winning many championship games. In addition to F.K Partizan, Dejan also played for Hajduck Belgrade and Jedinstvo Surcin. 

In the United States, Dejan attened Arizona Western College where he was a two-time All-Conference selection and was named MVP of the Region I Finals in 2010. Shortly after, Dejan attended Texas Wesleyan University where he made 162 career saves in two seasons and was a first team 2012 All-Southwest Region selection by NSCAA, as well as an All-Conference selection. In 2013, Dejan signed with the Dallas Sidekicks, one of the longest-running soccer franchises in the nation. In December of 2013 he recorded the first shutout by a Sidekicks goalkeeper in the PASL-era and the seventh shutout in the history of the league. 

Dejan became a student assistant for the Texas Wesleyan men's soccer program, while coaching at Odyssey Soccer Club. A few years later, Dejan accepted an assistant position at Hill College where he helped the women's team win two Regional Championships and to the District Finals in 2018. Dejan successfully started a soccer club called Texas Eagles FC, which is now called Fort Worth FC. Dejan is the Executive Director and Director of Coaching. Dejan is happily married to Elizabeth, they have a daughter named Lara and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their baby boy in 2019.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Played for Serbia in the Indoor World Cup 2015
  • In December of 2013 he recorded the first shutout by a Sidekicks goalkeeper in the PASL-era and just the seventh shutout in the history of the league.
  • South Conference Champions 2013 Dallas Sidekicks
  • All-Southwest Region 2012 NSCAA
  • All Conference 2012 Red River Conference
  • NAIA National Tournament 2012 Texas Wesleyan University
  • NAIA Champion of Character 2012 NAIA
  • Defensive Player of the Year, 2011 Red River Conference
  • 2nd Team All-Conference, 2011 Red River Conference
  • Two-time Player of the Week, 2011 Red River Conference
  • Most Valuable Player, 2010 Region I Championship
  • 1st Team All-Conference, 2010 National Junior College Athletic Association
  • 2nd Team All-Conference, 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association
  • Two-time Player of the Week, 2009 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
  • National Champion of Serbia and Montenegro U-17, 2003 Partizan Belgrade

 
COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2009–2010- Assistant Coach at Gila Ridge High School
  • 2011-2014 Odyssey Soccer Club
  • 2012- Present-Owner MGK Academy
  • 2013-2015 Student Assistant Coach Texas Wesleyan University
  • 2014-2015- Andromeda FC
  • 2014-Present- ODP Staff Coach
  • 2015- 2017- Owner, Director of Coaching and Coach Texas Eagles FC
  • 2017-Current- Executive Director/DOC Fort Worth FC
  • 2017-2018- Hill College 

 
Licenses:
USSF E, D, and C

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