In January of 2008 John Marovich was named the third head coach in the history of the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program. He joined the Valparaiso University coaching staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2002 season. After serving in this role for the Crusaders for his first three years with the program, he was promoted to associate head coach, where he assumed a full-time role prior to the 2005 season.
Marovich enters the 2014 campaign with a record of 52-42-20 both overall as a collegiate head coach and at Valpo. He ranks second in school history in victories, and his .544 winning percentage is tops all-time for the Crusader program.
Under Marovich, the Crusaders have cemented themselves as a top-tier defensive side, as all four of the top defensive seasons in program history have come during his tenure. In 2013, Marovich’s squad surrendered just 15 goals, while 2012 saw the Crusaders earn the first national statistical championship in program history en route to a 10-win campaign, as Valpo’s team goals against average of 0.51 paced the nation. The Crusaders also ranked among the top-ten squads in the nation in both shutout percentage and save percentage.
During his stint as a head coach, Marovich has had four players earn All-Horizon League First Team honors, while nine others have been Second Team All-League picks. Marovich also has had 13 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team selections under his guidance. His team also has had success in the classroom, as eight student-athletes have been voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team.