Drago Ceranic
University of Iowa
Drago Ceranic

Division 1

Drago Ceranic is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Iowa soccer program. Ceranic has coached with the Cedar River Soccer Association since 2009 and he has been a part of Iowa's Olympic Development Program since 2016.  With the CRSA, Ceranic helped the team to three Iowa State Cup titles (2013 U16 boys, 2014 U15 girls, and 2014 U17 boys).  He also coaches three state runner-up teams.  Ceranic also coached with Vermont Voltage of the Premier Developmental League (PDL) from 2008-11, he was junior varsity head coach at Linn-Mar (Iowa) High School from 2010-11, and was the junior varsity head coach at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Xavier High School in 2009. As a player, Ceranic played collegiately at Mount Mercy (Iowa) University, where he was a four-time All-Midwest Collegiate Conference selection. He was the Mustangs' Newcomer of the Year in 2006, was team MVP in 2007 and 2008, and was a three-year team captain.  Ceranic also was a three-time all-academic selection and was named to the NAIA Champion of Character Team in 2009. Ceranic played professional soccer for the Voltage from 2008-11, where he was team captain in 2010-11. The Serbia native graduated from Mount Mercy in 2010 with a degree in multi-media design and communications.  He holds his USSF "C" coaching license.