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John Marovich
Head Coach
2013-14 Women's Soccer Coaches
PHONE: (219) 464-5041 EMAIL: John.Marovich@valpo.edu
John Marovich

In January of 2008 John Marovich was named the third head coach in the history of the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program.  He joined the Valparaiso University coaching staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2002 season.  After serving in this role for the Crusaders for his first three years with the program, he was promoted to associate head coach, where he assumed a full-time role prior to the 2005 season.

Marovich enters the 2013 campaign with a record of 44-35-17 both overall as a collegiate head coach and at Valpo.  He ranks second in school history in victories, and his .547 winning percentage is tops all-time for the Crusader program.

2012 saw the Crusaders earn the first national statistical championship in program history en route to a 10-win campaign, as Valpo's team goals against average of 0.51 paced the nation.  The Crusaders also ranked among the top-ten squads in the nation in both shutout percentage and save percentage.

Marovich guided the Crusaders to the Horizon League Tournament championship match in 2009 as Valpo finished the year 11-9-1 overall while placing third during the regular season, its highest finish in the Horizon League since joining the conference prior to the 2007 season.  The 11 wins were third most in school history.  Valpo matched its third place finish again under his guidance in 2011.

In 2008, his first season at the helm of the Brown and Gold, Marovich’s squad finished 10-6-3 overall while setting a new school record with 10 shutouts on the season.  His team also set a new school mark for lowest goals against average in a season, 0.71, and posted a 7-2-1 record at home.

During his stint as a head coach, Marovich has had four players earn All-Horizon League First Team honors, while seven others have been Second Team All-League picks.  Marovich also has had even Horizon League All-Newcomer Team selections under his guidance.  His team also has had success in the classroom, as six student-athletes have been voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team.  In addition, Jackie Kondratko earned First Team Academic All-America honors by CoSIDA and ESPN The Magazine in 2009 while a total of three players have earned Academic All-District V accolades, including a pair of First Team selections in his three years at the helm.  Kondratko was also named the Horizon League’s Cecil N. Coleman Award winner in 2010, an honor given to the league’s overall top male and female senior student-athlete across all sports.

In 2007, Marovich was an assistant on the Valpo coaching staff as the Crusaders moved into the Horizon League for the first time.  During the first season in the new conference, he helped Valpo post a 10-9 record, finishing fifth in the highly competitive league.  The Crusaders also had three student-athletes earn All-Horizon League honors, with two Second Team picks and an All-Newcomer Team selection.

Marovich also was instrumental in the Crusaders’ success in both 2005 and 2006.  The Brown and Gold won both the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2005, setting a new school record for victories with 12, as well as posting the best winning percentage at the time in the program’s history.  Valpo earned its first berth ever to the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, traveling to Notre Dame, a team Marovich spent time assisting prior to arriving at Valpo.

The next season, 2006, Marovich was a part of the Crusaders’ first outright regular season Mid-Continent Conference title in school history, as Valpo again won 12 matches, while also setting a new mark for winning percentage in a season at .711.

In his first five seasons on the bench for the Brown and Gold, Valpo earned four Mid-Continent Conference Tournament berths, advancing to the title match in 2004 in addition to winning the championship in 2005.

Marovich arrived at Valpo after spending the 2001 season as a women’s volunteer assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame, helping lead the Fighting Irish to the Big East regular season and tournament championships.  During Marovich’s stay, Notre Dame also advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Before moving to the collegiate field, Marovich was the head girls’ coach at Andrean High School, where he led the 59ers to the state title match in 1999.  In his seven seasons at Andrean, he won two conference titles and three sectional championships, as well as a regional and semi-state title.  Marovich was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Indiana private/parochial school state Coach of the Year in 1999.  

Marovich has earned his United States Soccer Federation “A” License.  He played collegiate soccer at Purdue-Calumet, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in construction technology in 1994.  He also serves as an Olympic Development Program age group head coach in the state of Indiana and is also a staff coach for Region II.

John and his wife, Susan, have been married since 1995 and have two children, Mackenzie, born in 1999, and Kacey, born in 2003.

2013-14 Women's Soccer
Women's Soccer Coaches
John Marovich
Head Coach
Vanessa Vella
Assistant Coach
Kelly Sherwood
Assistant Coach
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana