Dejan is a graduated Basketball Coach and Personal Training Specialist with 7+ years experience working across Europe and North America. He was U15 and U17 NT player of Serbia & Montenegro and pro-player for 10+ years. In 2012, Dejan has established Tesla Basketball Academy.
He spent years studying Psychology, Physiology and Management in Sports, Training Process Planning, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Functional Anatomy, Sport Medicine, Ethics, and many more. He is a highly organized perfectionist, resourceful motivator dedicated to professional growth while using all components of sport science. By applying knowledge, experience, and passion coach Dejan helps individuals and teams to progress and reach their full potential by combining mental, physical, social, technical and tactical aspects of sports, depending of client`s short-term and long-term goals.
As a player, he grew up in one of Top 5 Basketball Academies in Europe, FMP Zeleznik (now Red Star Belgrade – Euroleague Team 2013/14, 2014/15).
– 2003 gold medalist (3rd European Universities Basketball Championship)
– 8 national-level medals with FMP (compete against Darko Milicic, Nenad Krstic, Sasa Pavlovic…)
He established TESLA Basketball Academy located in Toronto with two operating departments:
TESLA Basketball Kids
TESLA Basketball Pro
Since 2012 TESLA Basketball Academy gives a unique experience in sports to kids, and future pro-players while applying unique, proven, safe, and reliable methods of training.
Dejan is also involved in Canadian basketball as a Assistant Men`s Basketball Coach at University of Toronto.