We are very proud to announce our selection of Director Of Coaching for the Villages Soccer program. After careful consideration of several candidates for this position, our very own local star Bo Simic (Bozidar Simic) was selected for heading up our Coaching program and development of our soccer playing youth.
Qualifications As A Coach
7 years Head Coach of Vermont Voltage (Premier Development League)
1 year Co-Coach and 1 year Assistant Coach of Vermont Voltage (Premier Development League)
3 years Head Coach of Gainesville Soccer Alliance U15, U17 U18 boys
4 years Head Coach of Clay County Soccer Club U13 boys and progression of the same team through to U16, President Cup Champions in '03
1 year Assistant Coach with Ed White High School - Soccer Team
2 years Assistant Coach with Jacksonville University
3 years Head Clinician and Coach for the Soccer Made in America soccer camps
Qualifications As A Player (Professional & Amateur)
3 years Professional Player with - Cleveland Crunch - in the National Professional Soccer League - Indoor (now the Major Indoor Soccer League) National Champions in '99
10 years Semi-Professional Player with - Vermont Voltage - in the USL (United Soccer League - Premier Development League)
1 year College Player with - Jacksonville University (named Team Captain), Jasper Award winner for Best Amateur Soccer Player in Florida
3 years Franklin Pierce College (named Team Captain 1 year), Division II National Champions Quarterfinals 3 years running
10+ years and currently active player within BASL Soccer, playing with our Regional Cup BASL teams multiple times with the Ducks in Open Division A.
Bo Simic was an integral part of ten of the last fourteen successful seasons playing in one of the top minor leagues in the country. The Vermont Voltage are well established as one of the most stable and successful soccer franchises in the United States.
"After winning eight prestigious awards from the United Soccer Leagues Organization over the last ten years, the Voltage are looked upon by the rest of the 66 teams in the league nationwide as the standard by which all teams are judged and compared. The well-established success story of the Voltage is documented by local media, local fan support, and the thousands of youngsters that have attended Voltage Soccer Camps over the last fourteen years." - March 18 2012, USL Vermont Voltage