Men's Water Polo
    Jovan Vavic Scores 400th Career Win
    Jovan Vavic hit the 400-win mark with the USC men today.
    Jovan Vavic hit the 400-win mark with the USC men today.

    Sept. 23, 2012

    USC's 7-6 win over California on Sept. 23 was big, to be certain, but the biggest number that came out of the victory didn't show up anywhere on the scoresheet. The Trojans' nationally televised takedown of the Bears at McDonald's Swim Stadium was USC head coach Jovan Vavic's 400th career win with the Trojan men's program. His career mark on the men's side now stands at a daunting 400-64 (.826) thanks to USC's 9-0 start to 2012 following its string of unprecedented four straight national championships.

    The victory today was secured by none other than Vavic's own son, Nikola Vavic, whose goal with 1:38 remaining locked the Trojans in on the 7-6 comeback win over the Bears.

    Jovan Vavic is in his 18th season at the helm of the Trojan men, with whom he has won seven national championships to go along with three won in 18 seasons as the USC women's head coach, where he is 413-131 overall.

    A 10-time National Coach of the Year, Vavic has seen his Trojans and Women of Troy win 10 Peter J. Cutino Awards to go along with the 10 national championship trophies that adorn his office. In the 2012 London Olympic Games, Vavic had a total of 10 USC athletes competing for their countries.

    In his tenure at Troy, Vavic has a winning record against all opponents on the men's side, and the win in today's clash with Cal improved his personal record against the Bears to 36-12.