Coach Novi Maric has been around soccer his entire life. He spent his youth career playing in Germany where he had a lot of success at different levels. Upon moving to the United States Coach Novi continued playing on the club level for numerous clubs in Tampa Bay.
Novi was named the St. Pete Times and Tampa Tribune Player of the Year numerous times. He also held the Pasco County scoring record and was a first team All-State his Junior and Senior year. He holds all of Gulf High School scoring records. He went on to play for Jacksonville University (Division I NCAA).
Novi has coached numerous teams at West Pasco F.C. and was able to build elite teams that competed and won at the highest level in the state. Novi also was part of the US Pre-Academy Staff with the Clearwater Chargers. Several of his players went on to play college soccer and have made the US National youth teams and US Academy teams. Novi is on the US Club Soccer PDP Coaching Staff.
During his time as the Academy Director at West Pasco FC he was able to build one of the strongest Academy programs in Tampa Bay. He enjoys working with his coaches in building a program where players can learn in a friendly environment and develop their technical skills to their maximum potential. He takes pride in developing technical players that are risk takers.
His passion for soccer and kids is what makes him work hard everyday to become a better teacher of the game. He is excited to have the opportunity to pass on his knowledge and skill onto our players.
Novi is married to wife Stephanny and the couple have a son, Marko and a daughter, Victoria.