Lazar Milinkovic enters his first year with the women's basketball program as a graduate assistant. His primary responsibilities will range from operations, video coordinating, and community relations.
Milinkovic joins the Herd after recently being the assistant men's basketball coach at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.Va for two years.
While with Huntington Prep, Milinkovic helped lead the team to a 28-2 record and top-5 rankings in multiple magazines including USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Max Preps.
He also coached numerous division one players including Andrew Wiggins (No. 1 HS prospect in nation), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (FSU), Elijah Macon (WVU), Javontae Hawkins (USF), Negus Webster-Chan and Stefan Jankovic (MIZZOU), Sim Bhullar (NMSU), Charles Lee (CSU), Jeremiah Davis (UC), Maurice Aniefiok (UMISS), Ibrahima Djimde (UI), Deniz Kilicli (WVU), Vander Joaquim (UH), Justin Drummond (LUM), Jabs Newby (EKU), Luke Hancock (UL), Shaquille Thomas (UC), and Marshall's own TyQuane Goard.
Prior to Huntington Prep, Milinkovic spent two years at Mt. State Academy as an assistant coach. During both years, the team made it to the ESPN National High School Invitational Tournament.
He has also been involved with different regional AAU programs. Milinkovic served as head basketball coach for Key Players (Huntington, W.Va.), Beckley Wizards (Beckley, W.Va.), and as an assistant with East Coast Scholar Athletes (Roanoke, Va.). Along with AAU teams, he has experience coaching at the FaceHoop Academy Camp in New York City, N.Y.
As a player, Milinkovic led Mt. State Academy in its first year on the national stage, earning a 37-5 record. Being recruited by Mt. State brought him to the United States, originally being a native of Belgrade, Serbia.
Milinkovic graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a bachelor of science in applied management.