Kolarov Named LSU-Shreveport's New Soccer Coach

Shreveport, La. – LSU Shreveport's Athletic Director, Doug Robinson, has named Krasi Kolarov the new head coach of the LSUS soccer program. Kolarov is the second coach in the program's history and will be the head coach of both the men's and women's team.

"We are very excited to have Coach Kolarov join our staff. He is very determined and will do an excellent job at getting our soccer program where it needs to be on the field and in the classroom," said Robinson.

Kolarov begins his first season at the helm of the LSU Shreveport men's and women's soccer program. Kolarov is a native of Bulgaria where he grew up playing soccer on the streets of his neighborhood. He joined a local club team, FC "Spartak," in his home town of Varna where he played for many years as a defender and a defensive midfielder.

As player, for FC Spartak, he won the national championship for the 12 and under age group. In 1992 he competed with the 16 and under age group and made it to the final four where he and his teammates finished second in the country. He was selected to play for the Bulgarian Youth 17 and under National Team. He competed in 11 games for the Youth National team.

In December of 1992 his father Georgi Kolarov moved to USA and he followed, continuing with his soccer career, he played 2 years for Corsicana High School then he played for Hill College for 2 years where he was named the team Capitan.

He continued his soccer career in Bulgaria where he played for the first team of FC "Spartak" Varna. In 2000 he began a new era for soccer, where he started working as a soccer coach at the FC Dallas Youth Academy and later became an assistant soccer coach for Hill College.

In 2006 he took over the Cedar Valley College soccer program. He holds USSF "B" coaching license. Kolarov received a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from the National Sports Academy, a Bachelor's degree in Management from University of Phoenix, and a Master of Education Degree in Kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University.

"I am thankful for the opportunity that I have been given to coach at such a prestigious school as LSU Shreveport and I am looking forward to this season," said Kolarov.

(Courtesy: LSUS Athletics Department)