Nikola Malezanov, Coach Salem International University

Nikola MalezanovNikola Malezanov is an elite water polo coach of Club Nis in Nis in Serbia . He was trained in the Serbian National Team development program under Nebojsa Novoselec. Nikola has trained more than 10 Serbia National Team players since beginning his coaching career in 2000. He is currently a graduate assistant at Salem International University as he pursues a masters degree in Education. He was also made the Assistant Water Polo Coach at SIU as well.

He played professional water polo in the Serbia Top 8 League for 3 years. He has been very succesful in national age group competitions for players in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 year age groups. He also participated in several Serbian national training camps and clinics for young players. He is generally regarded as one of the 5 top young coaches in the Serbian National Stream.

In the summer of 2006 he coached the International Gato/Water Polo Planet team which took 4th place in 18 and under JO`s in the USA and 3 rd Place in the Commerce Invitational 20 and under tournament.

Nikola holds a BS degree in Physical Education and an MS in Biomechanics and is the author of 2 scientific papers on the subject of measurement of physical development and skills of age group water polo players. He can be reached at malezann@medianis.net