QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s men’s head coach Dr. Dave Masur Wednesday announced the addition of David Janezic to his staff as an assistant coach.
Janezic, who most recently served as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University, brings more than 20 years of club, collegiate and professional experience, as a player and a coach, to the Red Storm.

“I’m excited for this new opportunity to work with Dr. Dave Masur,” Janezic said. “Dr. Masur is one of the most successful coaches in college soccer and has high expectations for the program. I’m looking forward to getting started with him, the department and the rest of the staff and our players on achieving those goals. I’m also very grateful to Seth Roland, Head Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University for giving me a tremendous opportunity in this profession and for his continued support of my career.”

During his time at Fairleigh Dickinson, both of Janezic’s recruiting classes were recognized by Top Drawer Soccer as some of the best in the nation, as they included three 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 and U-20 national team players.

Janezic mentored two Northeast Conference all-rookie team performers and saw nine of his newcomers start throughout the 2016 season. He also worked with the goalkeepers and was involved with all facets of the program. In addition to its accolades on the field, the program also had success in the classroom, maintaining a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher throughout his time in Teaneck, N.J.

A Garden State native, Janezic played soccer starred for Raritan High School before moving on to West Long Branch, N.J.

Janezic and his wife Maryann, reside in Ocean, N.J., with daughter, Macy Quinn, and sons Landon Robert and Hudson Christopher.

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