Women's Soccer Volunteer Assistant Coach
John Marovich begins his first year as a volunteer assistant coach at Notre Dame, after spending seven seasons as head women?s soccer coach at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind.
Marovich led the Lady Fifty?Niners to an 8-4-2 record in their inaugural 1994 season. His 1999 squad reached the state title game, losing in a shootout to North Central High School.
His seven teams at Andrean combined for an 85?35?3 record, with multiple titles on the conference (two), sectional (three) and regional (one) levels, plus a semi-state championship and the ?99 state runner-up finish. Marovich was named conference coach of the year from 1998-2000, district coach of the year in ?99 and was the NSCAA?s Indiana?s private/parochial school state coach of the year for 1999. He also received the Bob Hayes Purdue Alumni Athletic Award.
Marovich?s first coaching experience came as a two-year volunteer assistant with the men?s soccer team at Lake Central High School (his alma mater), where he coached future Indiana University All-American Lazo Alavanja (now a member of the MLS?s Miami Fusion).
A four-year starter at Purdue-Calumet, Marovich was a senior team captain and earned the Chancellor?s Award for Athletic and Academic excellence while playing for Oscar Gomez, a former member of El Salvador?s national team.
Marovich?currently a state staff coach with the Indiana Olympic development program?has served as a coach with numerous age groups while working with many college coaches.
Born June 24, 1971, the Schererville, Ind. native graduated from Purdue-Calumet in ?94 with a bachelor?s degree in construction technology and an associates degree in architectural technology. He and his wife Susan are the parents of two-year-old daughter Mackenzie.