Recognitions: USSF C License
Ivan Ristic from Belgrade, Serbia, is going into his third year of assistant coaching at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
In 2017 with Lady Eagles, Ivan was a part of the team that won the KCAC Regular Season Conference along with the Conference Tournament. Lady Eagles also advanced to the NAIA National tournament finishing the season with the record of 20-2-1.
In 2018 Ivan was a part of the coaching staff that advanced to the NCCAA national tournament where OKWU lost in the final on penalties. Lady Eagles had a record of 16-5-3 that season.
Along with college Ivan has been involved coaching at the youth club NEOFC for six years. He currently works as the head coach for 03’ girls and 01’ girls.
Before coming to OKWU Ivan played soccer in Serbia for fifteen years. He also played 4 years for the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles where he helped the men’s soccer program to advance to four NAIA National Tournament appearances. Along with that, the men’s team won three regular-season conference championships and two conference tournaments. He was named NAIA All American 2ndndteam (2014) and NAIA All American 3rd team (2013), Defensive player of the conference (2013,2014), Newcomer of the Year (2012), Regional Player of the Year (2013,2014), All-Conference first team (2012,2013,2014) and OKWU student Athlete of the year (2015).
In 2013 Ivan played PDL semi-professional league for Vermont Voltage. Ivan has a degree in Financial Economics and his MBA both from OKWU.
He is a holder of USSF National C Coaching License.
Coach Luis is a new coach to our Striker Academy. He is a very dedicated and fun Coach whose life revolves completely around soccer. Coach Luis was born in Chicago, but was raised in Honduras where he began playing. He moved to Jacksonville and played for the Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy and high school soccer here in Jacksonville. He went back to Honduras for a brief time to play at the Second Division level. Coach Luis is a International Business and Marketing graduate from University of North Florida where he played for the club program. Coach Luis coaches several JAYFC team’s, HappyFeet Soccer, Providence Soccer and Head Coach for the Women’s Club program at UNF.