Moro Branislav

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Moro Branislav
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Personal information
Full name Moro Branislav Moca
Nationality Serbian
Born (1957-04-22) April 22, 1957 (age 61)
Coaching information
Previous teams coached
YearsTeams












2014
2015–2016
2015–2016
2016
2016–2017
2016–2017
2018–
IMT
Obilić
Red Star
Postar
Radnički
Vizura
Gimnastikos
Deltacons
Al-Hilal
Kazma
Al Ahly
Al Swehly
Minchanka Minsk
North Korea
4.25 Sports Club
PSL Manila
Foton Tornadoes
Letran Knights (Men's)
Cocolife Asset Managers
Volleyball information
Position Head Coach
Current club Cocolife Asset Managers
National team




2015–2016
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Serbia and Montenegro
Romania
DPR Korea

Moro Branislav (Serbian Cyrillic: Моро Бранислав; born 22 April 1957) is a Serbian volleyball coach who led the PSL Manila selection team at the 2016 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.[1] He is the current head coach of the Cocolife Asset Managers that plays in the Philippine Super Liga.[2]

Coaching Career[edit]

Background[edit]

Branislav, a Level-3 FIVB coach[3][4], has coached numerous clubs in various countries such as Belarus, Greece, Kuwait, Libya, North Korea, the Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.[5] He also coached the national teams of the now defunct Yugoslavia, Zaire, Romania, and North Korea.[6]

He is an instructor at the FIVB - Development Centres.[7]

North Korea[edit]

In 2015, Branislav went to North Korea to coach the volleyball team of the 4.25 Sports Club.[8] He led the team at the 2015 and 2016 Asian Volleyball Club Championships.[9] The club finished at 6th place in Vietnam and 9th place in the Philippines.

He was also appointed as the head coach of the women's national team of North Korea in those years.[10]

PSL All Stars[edit]

In September 2016, Branislav was appointed as the head coach of the PSL Manila, a selection team composed mainly of Philippine Super Liga (PSL) players, that was set to participate at the 2016 FIVB Club World Championship. The management of the team was waiting for Branislav's availability for the replacement of the Japanese coach Shun Takahashi, who was reassigned as the team's first assistant coach. The team finished at 9th place after the championship.[11]

Foton Tornadoes[edit]

Branislav also took charge of the Foton Tornadoes, a club that plays in the Philippine Super Liga, after its former coach Fabio Menta was relieved from his post. His 30-day contract with the team began on October 8, 2016. His contract was then extended until the last day of the year. Branislav renewed his contract with Foton in January 2017.[12]

He led the team to its second championship title at the 2016 PSL Grand Prix, sweeping the finals against Petron.[13] In the 2017 season, however, the club finished with the bronze medal after losing to Petron in the semifinal round.[14][15] He left the team after his contract expired. He cited better offers from other PSL teams for his decision.[16] Three PSL teams were looking to sign Branislav as their new head coach before the 2018 season started.[17]

Cocolife[edit]

On December 28, 2017, PSL club, Cocolife Asset Managers announced they have signed in Moro Branislav as their head coach. Branislav, who agreed with a 2-year contract, has begun leading the squad at the 2018 PSL Grand Prix Conference.[18] The club finished at 4th place after the championship.[19]

Club Career[edit]

Club Seasons Team
Serbia and Montenegro IMT Beograd Women's Team
Serbia and Montenegro Obilić Women's Team
Serbia and Montenegro Red Star Women's Team
Serbia and Montenegro Postar Women's Team
Serbia and Montenegro Radnički Women's Team
Serbia and Montenegro Vizura Women's Team
Greece Gimnastikos Women's Team
Romania Deltacons Women's Team
Tunisia African Women's Team
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Women's Team
Kuwait Kazma Women's Team
Saudi Arabia Al Ahly Women's Team
Libya Al Swehly Women's Team
Belarus Minchanka Minsk 2014 Women's Team
North Korea 4.25 Sports Club 2015–2016 Women's Team
Philippines Foton Tornadoes 2016–2017 Women's Team
Philippines Letran Knights 2016–2017 Men's Team
Philippines Cocolife Asset Managers 2018– Women's Team

Personal Information[edit]

Branislav attended the University of Physical Culture, University of Menadzment, and Higher Coaching School Belgrade.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I trust my Filipino players -- PSL-F2 Manila coach Branislav". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "With Branislav on board, Cocolife eyes PSL finals stint". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "PSL names Serbian new Foton PH head coach". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "PSL Grand Prix 2017: The clash of the coaches". volleyverse.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Branislav takes over Foton". volleyverse.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "PSL-F2-Manila - Team Profile - Coach". FIVB. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "BLR: Serbian duo moved to Minsk". worldofvolley.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Serbian Coach Reveals How Mainstream Media 'Kills' North Korean Athletes". sputniknews.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "STORY FROM PYONGYANG: Serbian coach – only foreigner in North Korean sport". worldofvolley.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Team Profile - Coach - Moro Branislav". FIVB. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "2016 FIVB Women's Club Championship - Final Standing". FIVB. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Moro to remain with Foton". volleyverse.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Collated Results and Ranking". Philippine Super Liga. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  14. ^ "Foton parts ways with Serbian coach Moro Branislav". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Branislav uncertain of future with Foton". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  16. ^ "Branislav quits as Foton coach, turns down extension offer". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  17. ^ "Moro Branislav weighing offers from three PSL teams after quitting as Foton coach". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  18. ^ "After quitting as Foton coach, Moro Branislav signs two-year deal with Cocolife". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  19. ^ "Superliga: Foton rallies to beat Cocolife, take home Grand Prix bronze". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  20. ^ "Moro Branislav Moca". LinkedIn. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 

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