On July 7, 2016, Lazar Milinkovic, who served as a graduate assistant at Marshall for two years, returned to accept an assistant coaching position for the Thundering Herd
Lazar Milinkovic, a native of Belgrade, Serbia, has been an assistant coach for Morehead State for the past three years. Last year, he helped mentor Almesha Jones, who was named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference after finishing as the program’s all-time leader in assists (598) and second in steals (250).
Milinkovic served two seasons (2012-13 and 2013-14) as a graduate assistant at Marshall. He worked with 15 student-athletes who were named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. Milinkovic mentored Shay Weaver, who set the school single-season three-point record in 2012-13, and two others who rank on Marshall's top-10 single-season three-point list.
Milinkovic served as an assistant boy's coach at Huntington (W.Va.) St. Joseph Prep School in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He coached Andrew Wiggins a former All-American as a freshman at Kansas, who is currently playing in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves. While he was on staff, the program garnered top-five national rankings in USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Max Preps.
Prior to his time in Huntington, Milinkovic spent two seasons (2008-09 and 2009-10) as a boy's assistant coach at Mountain State Academy, a prep school in Beckley, W.Va. He coached Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 selection in the 2013 NBA Draft. The program advanced to the ESPN National High School Invitational both seasons. He concluded his playing career with one season (2007-08) at the academy, where he propelled the team to a 37-5 mark.
He also coached Jelena Milovanovic, a current member of the WNBA's Washington Mystics, in Serbia. Milinkovic has been a head coach at the AAU level, leading the Key Players from Huntington and Beckley Wizards.
He earned a bachelor's degree in applied management from Ohio University in 2012 and received his master's degree in adult education from Marshall in 2014.