Jovan Parlic, a 2015 graduate of the University of Arkansas, was named assistant coach of the Razorbacks women’s tennis program in August 2017.
In his first season as an assistant coach, Parlic helped the Razorbacks to a 16-16 overall record which included an unprecedented SEC Tournament run into the semifinals. It was the first time in program history Arkansas won three conference tournament matches as the Hogs topped Missouri, No. 17 Auburn and No. 6 South Carolina.
Prior to returning to Fayetteville, Parlic coached at IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, where he worked with two-time NCAA champion Danielle Collins and top-ranked International Tennis Federation junior standouts Whitney Osuigwe and Miomir Kecmanovic.
After completing his eligibility, Parlic served as a student assistant coach for the Razorbacks men’s tennis program under head coach Andy Jackson for 2015-16 season. The Hogs finished the year ranked No. 12 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings. Parlic assisted in the development of eventual All-Americans Mike Redlicki and Jose Salazar.
A native of Nis, Serbia, Parlic was a four-year letter winner from 2011-15, team captain each of his last two seasons, and a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. On the court he totaled 40-plus singles wins and more than 15 doubles victories.