Head Coach

Former Washington standout Danka Danicic recently finished her third season as an assistant coach for the UTSA volleyball program.

Danicic worked with passers on serve receive and is also in charge of developing and implementing team’s defense. Danicic also served as a program’s Recruiting Coordinator.

During her three seasons with the program, the Roadrunners have won the Conference USA Regular season once and finished second once. The Roadrunners finished the 2016 season 20-8 and 10-4 in the C-USA, with UTSA reaching 20 wins for the third consecutive season.

In her first season, the Roadrunners finished second in the league in digs per set (15.93) and were in the middle of the pack in blocks with 2.17 blocks per game. With the aid of Danicic, the Roadrunners defense proved to be on key early in the season, as UTSA picked up the program's first-ever win over Texas A&M in a five-set thriller.

In her second season UTSA ranked third in serving aces per set (1.43) and finished third in digs per set (15.90) allowing its opponents to hit at only .166 hitting percentage. During these past two seasons the Roadrunners have defeated the opponents from the Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, ACC and SEC Conferences.

Prior to heading to the states, Danicic spent the previous six years teaching high school English in her native Serbia at Mionica High School and coaching a club team Spartak Ljig along with assisting the varsity squad.

The native of Ljig, Serbia, came to Washington in 2002 after competing for three club teams, including Obilic in Belgrade, Serbia, and being named the team Most Valuable Player for Spartak in 1997-98.

The defensive specialist was a two-time honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection while playing in 118 matches and 375 sets. As a senior, she averaged 2.25 digs and 0.24 service aces per set, as the Huskies finished the 2005 campaign with a 32-1 record and the school’s first-ever NCAA Championship. During her four-year career, Washington advanced to four NCAA Tournaments, won a pair of back-to-back Pac 10 titles, and compiled a record of 103-24.

For her efforts, Danicic, and the rest of her 2005 teammates, were inducted into the University of Washington Athletics Hall of Fame, Class of 2010.

Hill Country Volleyball Director, Pat Stangle, recruited and coached Danicic at the University of Washington.

After graduating from Washington in 2006 with an English literature degree, Danicic further pursued her studies as a graduate assistant at UTEP. While in El Paso, she earned a master’s degree in higher education/administration and leadership while working with the Miners from 2006-08.