Q&A: Kos Donev
While Florida Atlantic fans may be familiar with the coaches of the Owls football, baseball and men’s and women’s basketball teams, FAU has plenty of dedicated and accomplished coaches of the other sports that sometimes don’t get as much attention.
FAUOwlAccess.com asked those coaches about their jobs and programs in this occasional summer Q&A series.FAUOwlAccess.com asked those coaches about their jobs and program in this occasional Q&A series.
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FAUOwlAccess Staff Report
Florida Atlantic men’s soccer coach Kos Donev is the dean of coaches at FAU aftr taking over as coach in 1987 and has compiled a 185-210-19 record since then.
Donev, who also played soccer for FAU, has overseen the Owls’ growth from NAIA to Division II and then Division I.
Men's Soccer coach Kos Donev
FAUOwlAccess.com: What challenges did playing in the Mid-American Conference present?
Donev: The unknown of the teams, all of which were at a very good level. It was also difficult to play four of the six games scheduled on the road and back-to-back.
FAUOwlAccess.com: What is the most interesting thing in your office?
Donev: The two Owl wooded ornaments that players from Bolivia gave me as a gift.
FAUOwlAccess.com: How did you get started in coaching?
Donev: I started at a very young age because I was asked by a local amateur team, primarily comprised of Yugoslavian players, my home country. I was also an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic where I played.
FAUOwlAccess.com: What is your favorite part about coaching at Florida Atlantic?
Donev: Seeing the players graduate, succeed and then receiving phone calls, e-mails and visits after they leave FAU. This is all besides the obvious answer which is winning games.
FAUOwlAccess.com: What has been the best moment at FAU?
Donev: The most exciting moment, although it may not have been the best to do at the time, was both when we moved to Division I and the second is when football was brought on board.