February 4, 2016
A NEW HELPING HAND
Janezic named FDU men's assistant coach
HACKENSACK, N.J. – Fairleigh Dickinson men’s soccer head coach Seth Roland has announced the addition of David Janezic as the program’s new assistant coach.
Janezic brings more than 20 years of club, collegiate and professional coaching and playing experience to the Knights.
Janezic began his duties Monday.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Dave as our new full-time assistant coach,” Roland said. “Everyone I spoke with raves about his positive energy and work-ethic on the field, on the recruiting trail, and in the office. I’m looking forward to working with him and am confident that he will bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to our program.”
Janezic replaced former full-time assistant coach, Orce Kozeski, an FDU alumnus and former FDU player.
Most recently, Janezic served three seasons as an assistant coach for NJIT.
A Garden State native, Janezic played soccer for Raritan High School and Monmouth University before seeing action with two professional clubs.
Janezic was the head coach at Brookdale Community College in 2012, leading the Jersey Blues men’s soccer team to the NJCAA Division III tournament. Brookdale finished with an 18-4-1 record and claimed the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX and Garden State Athletic Conference Championships with a 10-1-1 mark. He was named coach of the year for Region XIX and the GSAC as his team finished the season ranked ninth nationally.
At the same time, he also coached the USSDA Under-15/16 Academy and the NJSA04-United States Development Academy.
Janezic served as the director of coaching for the Hazlet Soccer Association from 2002 to 2009 before returning to collegiate coaching as an assistant at Caldwell College. His collegiate coaching career began in 1997 as an assistant at his alma mater, Monmouth (1997-2001).
Janezic played for Monmouth from 1992-96 where he was captain and Team MVP. After graduation he saw professional action with the Philadelphia Kixx (indoor) and the Central Jersey Riptide (outdoors).