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Admir Balicevac
  • Sport:
    Men's Soccer
  • Title / Role:
    Recruiting Coordinator

Biography:

In two seasons as the assistant coach for Arizona Western Men's Soccer Admir Balicevac became the first Matador to be apart of a Region Championship as both a coach and player on the pitch. Balicevac's duties include recruiting and administration and his first recruiting class pushed the Matador Soccer program to new heights in 2019 capturing the Region I and West District Championships on their way to a National Tournament appearance in Tyler, Texas. Prior to Coaching the Matadors, Balicevac was one, playing for his boss Kenny Dale on the Mats' first Region team in 2010. Balicevac then transferred to Bethany College for two seasons where he was an all-conference honorable mention as a junior and team captain as a senior. He graduated with his Bachelor's in Business Management with a minor in computer applications. Admir hails from New Zealand and has been playing soccer since he was six. He played in national academies from ages 13 to 18, and he won three straight national championships with Wellington Region Academy's U14, U15 and U16 teams. During that stretch, he also represented New Zealand at the World Club Nike U16 Championship. Admir won a pair of national high school titles with Hutt Valley High School, and he played in the Central Premier League for Lower Hutt City, Stop Out and Western Suburbs FC. He was also a member of the Ole Academy that toured the USA when he was 18, beating both the LA Galaxy U19 and Chivas USA U19 teams.