Drazen Zlovaric (DRAH-zin zlo-VAH-rich) is in his first season as an assistant coach at Cleveland State.
One of the most well connected and top international recruiters in college basketball, Zlovaric led the recruitment of CSU freshman Stefan Kenic - a native of Serbia - this summer.
Zlovaric spent the last two years as a graduate assistant at Tennessee under head coach Rick Barnes after highly successful collegiate and professional careers.
Zlovaric played two seasons at Georgia (2008-10) before finishing his collegiate career at Chattanooga (2011-13).
He appeared in 43 career games in two seasons at Georgia before sitting out the 2010-11 season after transferring to Chattanooga.
In two seasons at Chattanooga, the 6-foot-9 Zlovaric started 62 of 64 career games, averaging 9.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 52-percent from the field.
Upon graduation, Zlovaric played two years of professional basketball in the Euroleague (KK Partizan, 2013), Turkish Second Basketball League (Best Balikesir, 2013), the Osterreichische Bundesliga (BC Zepter Vienna, 2013) and the Adriatic League/Bosnian League (KK Ogokea, 2014-15).
Zlovaric grew up in Novi Sad, Serbia and came to the United State for his junior year of high school as an exchange student at Cleveland (Tenn.) HS. He later enrolled at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., helping the squad to a 35-0 record and a No. 1 national prep school ranking.
He was also a member of the Serbian U18 and U19 national teams and played on the 2013 Serbian World University Games team.
Zlovaric graduated from Chattanooga in 2013 with a degree in sociology. He earned his Master’s in Leadership from Tennessee in 2017.