|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Nikola Petrovic begins his fifth season the associate head coach for the Seattle University volleyball program in 2017.
Petrovic has played a key role in helping international players Iris Ivanis, Matea Mamic, and Martina Samadan assimilate to life in the Pacific Northwest, as all three were significant contributors to the team's success during the past four seasons.
While posting winning WAC records from 2013-15, the Redhawks have also imrpoved their overall record each season, including earning their first winning season record (18-11) in 2015.
Petrovic was an assistant coach under Seattle U head coach James Finley at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) starting in March 2011, overseeing both domestic and international recruiting as well as designing and implementing practices, scouting opponents and analyzing video, and assisting in player development, among other duties. Petrovic has also been an assistant coach at Temple University, Alabama-Birmingham, Barton County Community College, and Northwood University as well as a head coach at Garden City Community College in Kansas from March 2006 to September 2010.
Petrovic, who oversees international recruiting, has directed volleyball camps at Northwood University, Garden City Community College, and the University of Colorado since March 2001, plus he has been a coach at camps hosted by Ball State, LSU, Texas, and Kansas State. He was the head coach and camp director for the Red Star Volleyball Club, a professional club in Europe, from 1993 to 2000.
A setter for the Zeleznicar Professional Volleyball Club for five years, Petrovic graduated from the University of Belgrade in May 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education.