Background[edit | edit source]
- One of the most decorated coaches in water polo.
- In 2017, returned to Croatia (also known as CRO) from Brazil (also known as BRA) as a member of the Expert Council of the Croatian Water Polo Federation (HVS) for "expert work."
- Coached in USA to 2004.
Insights[edit | edit source]
- Coached five national teams: Template:Yugoslavia (1984–1988), Italy (also known as ITA) (1990–2000), United States (also known as USA) (2001–2004), Croatia (also known as CRO) (2005–2012), and Brazil (also known as BRA) (2013–2016), and won 36 medals at major events, 10 of which while coaching Croatia, making him the most successful water polo coach.
He won Olympic gold three times in a row – with Template:Yugoslavia in 1984 and 1988, Italy (also known as ITA) in 1992, and Croatia (also known as CRO) in 2012. At the 1996 Olympics, he won the bronze with Italy. His list of successes includes world championships with Yugoslavia (1986), Italy (1994) and Croatia (2007).