Famous Coaches from Croatia

List of notable or famous coaches from Croatia, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Croatia and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Croatia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Croatian coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Croatia is included when available.

List features people like Michael Grzinic and Ivan Gubijan.

This historic coaches from Croatia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Croatian coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Croatia?" These prominent coaches of Croatia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Croatian coaches.

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  • Ivan Gubijan (14 June 1923 – 4 January 2009) was a Yugoslav hammer thrower. He competed in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and placed second and ninth, respectively. He is credited with introducing the four-turn throwing technique, which is widely used today.
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1923-2009)
    • Birthplace: Bjelovar, Croatia
  • Ivan Henjak

    Ivan Henjak (born 9 March 1963) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. A New South Wales Country representative half back, Henjak played his club football in the NSWRL premiership with the St. George Dragons, Canberra Raiders and Western Suburbs Magpies. He later became head coach for the Brisbane Broncos of the National Rugby League, the second ever, having taken over from Wayne Bennett in 2009. Henjak is also the uncle of Australia international rugby union player Matt Henjak, while Henjak's son played front row for Australian Schoolboys.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Socialist Republic of Croatia
  • Josip Kuže (13 November 1952 – 16 June 2013) was a Croatian football manager and footballer. He was a player and later a manager of Dinamo Zagreb where he played for 10 years, making a total of 384 appearances and scoring 14 goals.
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1952-2013)
    • Birthplace: Vranje, Serbia
  • Krunoslav Jurčić

    Krunoslav "Kruno" Jurčić (Croatian pronunciation: [krǔnoslaʋ jûːrtʃitɕ]; born 26 November 1969) is a Croatian former footballer and football manager who last managed Baniyas.
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Ljubuški, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Luka Bonačić

    Luka Bonačić (pronounced [lûːka bɔ̌natʃitɕ]; born 21 March 1955) is a Croatian football coach and former player who most recently managed Gostaresh in the Iran Pro League.
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia
  • Marijana Mišković

    Marijana Mišković is a Croatian judoka.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia