Barry Names Rankovic Acting Head Rowing Coach

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Boban Rankovic was named acting head coach of Barry University’s rowing crew.

Rankovic has served as the assistant coach of the Buccaneers for the past two seasons, helping lead Barry to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in 2013. The Buccaneers won team titles at the Dad Vail Regatta, Knecht Cup, Sunshine State Conference Championships and Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships last season.

Rankovic coached the Varsity 4 crew to a title at the Knecht Cup and FIRA Championships and runner-up finishes at the NCAA Championships, Dad Vail and SSC Championships in 2012. Barry has qualified for the NCAA Championships in both of Rankovic’s first two years with the university.

Rankovic, a former Serbian National Team and Olympic rower who served as the interim head coach at the University of Miami, has aided the Buccaneers international recruiting efforts. Last year, two Buccaneers international rowers earned All-American honors.