John Carroll University

20700 North Park Blvd. University Hgt, OH 44118
Division 3 Ohio Midwest
Private Small National competitor

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Hector Marinaro

Hector Marinaro completed his 12th season as the head coach of the John Carroll University men's soccer program in 2017-18.


Marinaro, a former professional indoor soccer athlete, was named to his current position on January 31, 2006.


In 12 years in University Heights, Marinaro has accumulated an overall record of 143-74-25 (.643). In OAC play, his teams have a record of 75-22-11 (.745).


Marinaro is a 2005 inductee into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame.


Career Accomplishments

-3 NCAA Tournament Appearances (2007, 2016, 2017)

-2 OAC Tournament Championships (2007, 2016)

-2 OAC Regular Season Championships (2014, 2016)

-4 CoSIDA Academic All-American selections

-8 NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selections

-56 All-OAC selections

-49 Academic All-OAC selections

-7 OAC Defender of the Year Award winners

-4 OAC Forward of the Year Award winners

-4 OAC Midfielder of the Year Award winners

-1 OAC Goalkeeper of the Year Award winner

-9 seasons with 10 or more wins


2017 (16-3-2, 7-2-0 OAC)

-John Carroll was ranked fourth in the nation, the highest ranking in program history.

-The Blue Streaks defeated Ohio Wesleyan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 3-1.

-Started the season 9-0-1, the best start in program history since the 1991 season, where then Blue Streaks started off the season 15-0.

-Had eight JCU players appear on All-OAC team.

-Seven players were awarded Academic All-OAC.

-Coached his son Jesse Marinaro to his second OAC Midfielder of the Year


2016 (12-6-3, 9-0-0 OAC)

-John Carroll was undefeated in conference play, sweeping both the regular season and tournament titles.

-The Blue Streaks won the OAC Tournament Championship match on Nov. 5 by defeating Ohio Northern in penalty kicks, 4-3.

-John Carroll appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the second time under Marinaro, falling to Lynchburg on Nov. 12.

-The Blue Streaks did not lose a game from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5.

-Marinaro was named OAC and Ohio Soccer Coaches Association (OSCA) Coach of the Year.

-JCU had seven All-OAC selections, and five Academic All-OAC honorees.

-Three players were named All-Ohio, and two were recognized as Academic All-Ohio.

-Coached Liam McIntosh, the OAC Goalkeeper of the Year.


2015 (14-4-2, 7-2-0 OAC)

-John Carroll appeared in the OAC Tournament Championship match for the fifth straight time, falling to Ohio Northern.

-Seven players were named to the All-OAC squad, including Jesse Marinaro as the 2015 OAC Midfielder of the Year.

-Three players earned All-Ohio honors.

-Two players were named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region team.

-Five student athletes were honored as Academic All-OAC recipients.


2014 (17-4-0, 9-0-0 OAC)

-John Carroll appeared in the OAC Tournament Championship match for the fifth straight time, falling to Heidelberg.

-The Blue Streaks swept OAC competition in historic fashion, earning the conference's regular season title.

-Brian Potocnik was named the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Capital One Academic All-American® of the Year.

-Potocnik was also a D3soccer.com All-American, NSCAA All-Region, and the OAC Men's Soccer Midfielder of the Year.

-Jimmy Mattina claimed OAC Men's Soccer Defender of the Year honors.

-Three players were named to All-Ohio teams.

-Six total athletes were recognized as All-OAC.

-11 JCU players earned Academic All-OAC status


Coaching Career

2002-04: Cleveland Force

Player / Assistant Coach


Playing Career

-Marinaro had a 21-year professional playing career -- 16 of which were spent with Cleveland.

-All-time leading scorer in Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) history - 1,223 goals and 701 assists

-Three-time NPSL Champion (1994, 1996, 1999)

-Seven-time NPSL Most Valuable Player (later named the Marinaro Trophy)

-15-time MISL / NPSL All-Star

-Nine-time MISL / NPSL scoring champion A native of Mississauga, Canada, Marinaro also played nine seasons with the Toronto Blizzard of the Canadian Soccer League and was also a member of the Canadian National Team.


Marinaro and his wife Jodi have two children, Jesse '18, and Janice. His brother Rob Marinaro is in his 16th season as the head coach of the women's soccer program at Kent State University.

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Dejan Mladenovic

Dejan Mladenovic completed his 12th season as a member of the John Carroll men's soccer coaching staff in 2017-18.


Mladenovic, a 2006 graduate of John Carroll, is the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Blue Streaks.


He also has a visible presence on the club scene as a coach for the Internationals Soccer Club, a group he has been a part of since 1992.

Mladenovic currently resides in Parma, Ohio.


Career Accomplishments

-3 NCAA Tournament Appearances (2007, 2016, 2017)

-2 OAC Tournament Championships (2007, 2016)

-2 OAC Regular Season Championships (2014, 2016)


Coaching Career

2016-present: John Carroll University Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator

2006-15: John Carroll University Assistant Coach


Playing Career

2002-05: John Carroll University

-2005 OAC Co-Midfielder of the Year

-2005 OAC Regular Season and Tournament Champion

-80 games played

-51 career points, 19 goals, 13 assists

-7 game-winning goals

-Led the OAC in 2005 in goals (8) and points (18) during the regular season.


Mladenovic graduated from JCU with a degree in Business Management in 2006.

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