The Marshall men's soccer team opened its 2012 season on Friday night with a 2-0 win over Wright State.
Alex Fatovic enters his third season with the Thundering Herd Men's Soccer program as an assistant coach. The Falls Church, VA native is the Herd's goalkeeping coach.
Previous to his arrival here at Marshall, Fatovic helped assist his former high school George Mason during the 2011 season. In his one season on staff, Fatovic helped the team back to the Virginia A state championship for the third straight year. In his previous two seasons on staff with the Herd, Fatovic helped former standout goalkeeper Daniel Withrow to two C-USA First Team awards and Conference Player of the year in 2012. Withrow went on to lead the NCAA in save percentage in 2012 and was drafted 66th overall by the Columbus Crew in the MLS Draft in January 2013.
As a player, Fatovic won two Virginia State Championships in 2002 and 2004. During the 2004 season, Fatovic earned Virginia State Player of the Year honors. Fatovic went on to play at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. A three year starter in goal for the Blackbirds, Fatovic graduated with honors in 2008. His playing career didn't stop there, as he helped the Aegean Hawks (DC) of the USASA to two US OpenCup appearances and the USASA National Championship in 2009.
Fatovic, besides his role as the goalkeeper coach, assists in all aspects of administration for the men's team including recruiting, video analysis, team travel and day to day operations