Martin Maric
Martin Maric

Position:
Assistant Coach - Throws

Experience:
3rd season

Alma Mater:
California, 2009



12/04/2012

Martin Maric Named Croatian Athlete of the Year

Virginia assistant coach honored in his home country

09/26/2012

Two-Time Olympian Maric Named Assistant Track and Field Coach

Croatian Olympian will coach throws for Virginia

Two-time Olympian Martin Maric was named assistant track and field coach in September 2012. Maric works primarily as the Cavaliers' throws coach.

In 2014, Maric coached Filip Mihaljevic, the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year. Mihaljevic won the ACC Outdoor Championship in the discus and earned first-team All-American honors in both the shot put and discus.

Maric is the Croatian national record holder in the discus and he represented his home country in the discus at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. He finished 29th in 2008 before placing 17th in 2012. He was named Croatian Athlete of the Year for this efforts in London.

He also represented Croatia at the 2011 World Championships in Dague, South Korea, and at the 2007 and 2009 World University Games.

At the University of California, Maric was the NCAA Champion in the discus in 2009, as well as an All-American in the discus in 2008 and the javelin in 2007.

Maric spent the springs of 2010 and 2011 as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Florida and served as an assistant coach at the ASK Split Athletic Club in his native Split, Croatia.

Maric graduated from California with a bachelor's degree in political economy of industrial societies in 2009.