top of page

Coaching Staff join Vlad Muresan at Cleveland SC

Cleveland Soccer Club Coaching Staff at the US Open Cup First Round against Lionsbridge FC
L to R: Reid Ayers, Colin Fabian, Vlad Muresan, and Marko Gvozdenović. Photo Credit: GViper Photography

Joe Jovanovski and Colin Fabian have joined Vlad Muresan’s backroom staff.

Cleveland SC has expanded its backroom staff ahead of the 2023 National Premier League Season which begins this Saturday in Auburn Hills, Michigan against Carpathia FC with the addition of Joe Jovanovski and Colin Fabian, who will join head coach Vlad Muresan and assistant coaches Marko Gvozdenović and Reid Ayers.

Joe Jovanovski brings a wealth of coaching experience to Cleveland SC's backroom staff. A graduate and player from Elyria Catholic High School and Tiffin University, Jovanovski has built an impressive coaching resume. His most recent appointment was as the Lutheran West Boys Head Soccer Coach, where he led the team to a successful season and was awarded the OSSCA 2022 Private Coach of the Year. Aside from his work at Lutheran West, Jovanovski is the club co-director at North FC. His leadership helped lead the 2005 Girls' team to a 2022 NPL National Championship in Denver, Colorado. Before joining Lutheran West, Jovanovski worked as an assistant coach at Tiffin University and served as the Men’s Head Coach at Berea Midpark High School and Sandusky High School. He also led the Women’s program at Beaumont High School and is currently an Olympic Development Program Staff Member in the Cleveland District.

Joe Jovanovski receives OSSCA 2022 Private Coach of the Year Award
Joe Jovanovski receives the OSSCA Private Coach of the Year Award with parents John and Nicole Jovanovski

Colin Fabian is another valuable addition to Cleveland SC’s backroom staff. He is a graduate and former player at Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, and Walsh University. Currently, Fabian serves as an assistant coach at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, where he helped lead the team to an NCAA tournament berth and a #23 ranking in the nation. In addition to his work with Notre Dame, Fabian also coaches with the local youth club Upper 90 FC, inspiring the next generation of soccer stars. Before his time at Notre Dame, he worked as an assistant coach at Holy Name High School for two years. Fabian previously interned with Cleveland SC in 2018-19 as the Event Coordinator, gaining experience in match day operations, scheduling, and training with the club.

Vlad Muresan said, "Joe and Colin are two young and hungry coaches who know our area and its players very well. Having two more coaches allows us to be more professional in our preparation and training, and we can focus more on the smaller important details that go into running this soccer club."

Head Coach Vlad Muresan in the US Open Cup First Round against Lionsbridge FC
Vlad Muresan during the US Open Cup First Round match. Photo Credit: GViper Photography

With the addition of Jovanovski and Fabian, Cleveland SC is well-equipped to compete in the upcoming National Premier League Season. The team's backroom staff boasts diverse coaching experience and expertise, which will undoubtedly benefit the players and contribute to the team's success on the field.

Cleveland SC Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Vlad Muresan

Assistant Coach: Marko Gvozdenovic

Assistant Coach: Reid Ayers

Assistant Coach: Joe Jovanovski

Assistant Coach: Colin Fabian

Don't miss a match! Season Tickets are available now and can be found here.

Single Match-Tickets can be purchased at

Stay up to date with all of the Cleveland SC news at and on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

468 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page