Boban Rankovic was named assistant rowing coach in August 2011. He is Barry University’s first full-time assistant in the program’s history. He is responsible for development, recruiting and other administrative duties.
Rankovic, a former Serbian National Team and Olympic rower, served as the interim head coach at the University of Miami from 2008-09. Prior to that, he spent time as the Director of Rowing at Ronald W. Shane Watersports Center in Miami Beach.
In addition to his coaching stint at Miami, he was the head coach and assistant athletic director at Dowling College in Oakdale, N.Y., from 2001-04.
As a competitor, Rankovic placed eighth in the Men’s Coxless Four at the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. He won four gold medals at the 2000 Nations Cup Regatta and the 2001 World U-23 Regatta. At Dowling, he won the 1998 Dad Vail Varsity Coxed Four and the 2002 Dad Vail Varsity Men’s Eight events.
Rankovic earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Dowling in 2003 and a Master’s in Business Administration the next year.