USC's Jovan Vavic has been named interim coach of the U.S. men's water polo program, replacing Terry Schroeder, who has returned to Pepperdine.
Vavic's staff will include UC Irvine Coach Marc Hunt and USC assistant Marko Pintaric as assistants. Hunt guided the U.S. to a fourth-place finish in the World University Games last year. The appointments of Hunt and Pintaric are also on an interim basis.
"Jovan Vavic is a proven winner," said Christopher Ramsey, the CEO of USA Water Polo. "His work ethic and attention to detail is exceptional, and he will be a tremendous leader for our men's national team."
Vavic won more than 85% of his games at USC, where he led the Trojans to 10 national titles while being named national coach of the year 10 times.