OXFORD, Miss. – Head Coach of Women’s Basketball Yolett McPhee-McCuin completed its coaching staff for the 2022-23 season with the announcement of the addition of Bojan Jankovic as an assistant coach on Monday.
“I am incredibly pleased to officially announce the addition of Bojan to our staff. I would also like to welcome his wife Bojana and children Zuk and Anja to our Oxford community,” McPhee-McCuin said. “Coach B brings development to elite positions and international recruitment. He also brings Olympic experience and over 25 years of coaching experience at international and national level. Bojan’s impact has been felt positively and I look forward to the same with our program.”
“I’m so excited to join Ole Miss Women’s Basketball and work for the great head coach with incredible vision, Coach Yo and her amazing staff,” Jankovic said. “My family and I are happy to be part of the Oxford community and can’t wait to get started. Go Rebels!”
Jankovic comes to Oxford after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech and has over 25 years of coaching experience. With the Lady Techsters, Jankovic mentored LA Tech’s post players and was instrumental in the team’s 2022 WNIT bid.
Last season, the Lady Techsters capitalized on a late-season push to win the Western Conference USA Division Championship to earn a berth in the conference tournament finals en route to a 21-12 record. .
Under his guidance, Jankovic guided Anna Larr Roberson to an American Conference second-team selection in 2021-22, as she was also selected to the USA Conference All-Tournament Team. Roberson recorded nine double-doubles, as well as the fifth-highest score in LA Tech history with 44 points against Rice.
Prior to her time at Ruston, Jankovic spent four years in Wyoming developing international talent, including Mountain West’s sixth player of the year, Marta Gomez of Spain. The Cowgirls have reached the WNIT three times, including an appearance in the WNIT Elite Eight in 2019. Jankovic has been instrumental in cultivating talent around the world, as ten of the Cowgirls’ 16 roster players were internationals when of his last season at Laramie.
His success in international recruitment is due to his ties to the highest levels of international basketball, as Jankovic served as an assistant coach for the Serbian senior national team from 2013 to 2017. At the Rio 2016 Olympics, Jankovic and the Serbia shocked fans with an upset. Australia 73-71 in the quarter-finals before finally falling to Spain in the semi-finals. Serbia bounced back with a 70-63 win over France to secure a bronze medal.
Jankovic also spent five seasons at Oral Roberts, where he helped the Golden Eagles win the Southland Conference Championship in 2013. Her work with Vicky McIntyre in 2015 saw her lead the nation in terms of locks and rebounds per game, where she was later drafted 20and by the Seattle Storm to become the first player in ORU history to be selected in the WNBA Draft.
Jankovic served in a five-year position at Centenary College for four seasons, where he served as an assistant for three years before taking over head coaching duties for the 2009-10 season. He helped out at the University of the Ozarks for a year, helping the men’s team to the most conference wins in school history.
Jankovic started his playing career with Radnicki, also playing at Belgrade basketball club before coming to the United States. He spent his college years at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, where he led the team to the National Small College National Championship in 1996. He graduated in 2006 from the University of the Ozarks.
Jankovic is joined in Oxford by his wife Bojana and two children Anja and Vuk.