SAN ANTONIO — UTSA head coach Laura Neugebauer-Groff announced Wednesday that she has hired Sanja Tomasevic (SAHN-yuh toe-MAH-suh-vitch) as an assistant coach.
"I am very excited to add Sanja to our program," Neugebauer-Groff said. "She brings instant credibility to our staff from her professional playing experience and All-American collegiate career. We are very fortunate to have a person like Sanja on our staff."
"I am definitely excited about the opportunity to work at such a distinguished institution," Tomasevic said. "I have the opportunity to work with and learn from a great staff. I look forward to the challenge of helping the UTSA volleyball program continue its progress."
Tomasevic joins the Roadrunners after successful professional and collegiate careers.
The Serbia native played seven years professionally, including the last two as a co-captain of POMI Casalmaggiore in Italy. She was named to four All-Star Games and was named the Best Server at the 2010 European Challenge Cup. She won three league championships, including back-to-back Greek titles with Panathinaikos in 2009 and '10.
A two-time All-American and the 2005 Asics and CVU.com National Player of the Year at Washington, Tomasevic led the Huskies to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2005 National Championship, and a pair of Pacific-10 Conference titles.
The former outside hitter ended her collegiate career as Washington's all-time leader in points (2,159.5), kills (1,795) and service aces (156). She is one of only three players in Huskies history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
Tomasevic graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in communications.