PAO Proud To Announce Addition Of Volleyball To The Organization

PAO Proud To Announce Addition Of Volleyball To The Organization

Panathinaikos Athletic Organization – USA (PAO) is proud to announce the addition of Panathinaikos USA Volleyball to its organization for the 2015-2016 season. PAO – Greece, has (22) different sports under its umbrella and this is only the second sport to cross the Greek borders and launch academies inside the United States.

Panathinaikos USA Volleyball will be led by Sasa Vasiljevic as our national Director of volleyball. Mr. Vasiljevic comes to PAO USA Volleyball, from St. Charles Elites Volleyball Club, in which he founded, owned and operated. Sasa graduated from Bayless High School in 20015 where he was a member of the basketball and volleyball teams. He continued playing volleyball at Lindenwood University in 2006, where he was immediately named team captain for the program and continued until his graduation in 2009. He graduated from Lindenwood with a B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Computer Science and is currently in the process of obtaining his MBA from the Lindenwood University School of Business & Entrepreneurship.

Coach Sasa has a rich background in volleyball. Prior to starting STC Elites VBC, Vasiljevic served as head coach for St. Charles Xplosion VBC in 2011-2012 and as an assistant coach at Lindenwood University for Men’s and Women’s volleyball program from 2008-2011. Vasiljevic is also a lead camp coach for “Gold Medal Squared” and has done over two dozen camps all over the country. Coach Sasa’s seven years’ experience as the head and assistant coach of highly competitive men’s and women’s volleyball teams and clubs have prepared him well for leading PAO USA Volleyball. Currently, Sasa servces as the head volleyball coach at a Lutheran-St. Charles High School, in St. Peters, MO.

“Panathinaikos USA Volleyball is a huge step forward in St. Charles County volleyball. I am thankful to God for bringing Nicholas Karidis (President/CEO, PAO USA) and Aaron Wagner (Vice President/COO) into my life and I know we are going to do some great things with PAO USA Volleyball. With the Lamborghini Athletic Center to call home for Panathinaikos USA Volleyball, my goal is to keep providing quality training in St. Charles County and the greater St. Louis Area as I’ve done at Lutheran High School, St. Charles Elites VBC, St. Charles Xplosion VBC & Lindenwood University.” – Sasa Vasiljevic, National Director of PAO USA Volleyball

“We are looking forward to Sasa representing Panathinaikos Volleyball USA. Under his dedication and direction, we are confident that Sasa will take PAO USA Volleyball to a very high level in this market and across the United States.” – Nicholas Karidis, President & CEO

Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season will be held in late October for U11-U14 players and late November for U15-U18 players. For more information about Panathinaikos USA Volleyball, please contact Sasa Vasiljevic at:

Home of Panathinaikos USA Vollyball
The Lamborghini Athletic Centre will be the home of Panathinaikos USA Volleyball. It will feature over 58,000 sq. feet of indoor training space, including turf and acrylic sports surface. The facility will host all PAO training needs, from club training to team training and everything in between! The Lamborghini Athletic Centre will not only focus on soccer, but various other sports, including PAO USA Volleyball with (6) volleyball courts for all practices, tryouts, open gyms and tournaments.

Panathinaikos USA Volleyball is sponsored by: Bentley Gold Coast, Bently Oak Brook, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Gold Coast, Lamborghini Gold Coast, Bugatti Gold Coast and Maserati of Chicago.

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