Cowgirls Asst. Coach Has Journey of Lifetime

Bojan Jankovic ended his playing career in 1996, leading the team to the National Small College National Championship in 1996. From then he started coach, first in Serbia.

"About 4 years ago, I was invited to be an assistant coach on the Serbian national team."

"Our goal was just to grow as the players and get the sport more popular in my country. We have more kids, girls interesting in basketball so they can, you know go and play and get out of the street. Of course it's different for boys, but at least be involved with sports."

Over the last four years, the Wyoming assistant coach grew women's basketball from two thousand registered players to a serious national contender. For the first time, the Serbia national team played in the Olympics this year in Rio.

"It culminated this summer after four years with the Olympic games in Rio. it was an amazing experience. First to just be in the Olympics is amazing experience athlete or coach, but to win a medal was bigger thing for me. It's hard to explain. It's probably going to take a few years to even realize we did it."


After an historic upset win over second ranked Australia, Serbia lost to Spain in the semis and beat France for the bronze medal.

"That medal is for my country, but also for the University of Wyoming. I always have to say that and it's just for my family as well. I feel like without the support of my family here I wouldn't be able to do it. It's huge. It's a great feeling to have that medal."

"I don't know. It's really hard for me to explain right now, but we achieved that, but nobody ever thought to be Olympic medalist. That was just a dream basically."

What a way to end the summer... Jankovic believes the medal may help recruiting to Wyoming. Reporting in Laramie, Megan Salle, K2 Sports