Nikola Petrovic begins his first season as co-interim head coach with the UAB volleyball program in 2005.
Petrovic will assist with on-the-floor coaching and will be involved in recruiting, scouting and practice planning.
Petrovic comes to UAB from Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan. where he worked as an assistant coach during the 2004 season.
Prior to working at Barton County CC, he was an assistant coach at Northwood University in Midland, Mich., from 2001-04. While at Northwood, he handled recruiting duties, prepared weight-training and conditioning programs and acted as camp director.
Petrovic began his coaching career in 1993 with the prestigious Red Star volleyball club team in Serbia and Montenegro. Petrovic remained with the Red Star club team through the 2000 season. During that time, he was also the director of the Banjica volleyball club.
Petrovic also served as head coach of AAU volleyball clubs in the Bay City, Mich., area from 2001-02 following a stint in Chicago on the coaching staff of the Dragons Volleyball Club from 2000-01.
Petrovic was born and raised in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and completed his undergraduate degree in physical education at the University of Belgrade in 1997.