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Ramiz Sabljic
Men's Soccer Assistant Coach

Sabljic is in his fourth year with the Grand Canyon University men’s soccer program. He works with the team’s goalkeepers, including Ben Paneccasio, who was named Pacific West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009 after leading the league in goals-against average, shutouts and shutouts per game. Since May 2008, he has been a staff trainer and director of goalkeeping for the CISCO Soccer Club.

He also has been the director of goalkeeping for Arizona Youth Soccer Association’s Olympic
Development Program since July 2007 and the academy director and trainer for the Arizona Goalkeeping Academy since January 2007.

Tom Hurdle
Men's Soccer Graduate Assistant Coach

Antelope alumni soccer player Hurdle is coming to the end of his 2nd year on the GCU coaching staff. Hurdle had a successful collegiate playing career amassing a record of 67 wins, 9 losses and 6 ties. Collegiately Hurdle played 2 years for Barton County (Kansas) and 2 years for GCU, collecting 4 conference titles in 4 seasons. So far as a Coach at GCU Hurdle has contributed to 1 Pacific West Conference Title and a trip to the NCAA division 2 Sweet 16. The program has collected 29 wins, 7 losses and 2 ties over the 2 years Hurdle has been on staff.

Chuck Howard
Strength/Conditioning Coach

Chuck Howard has trained thousands of athletes and adults in the area of strength and conditioning for 23 years. Howard graduated from Indiana University in 1986 with an exercise science/recreation degree. He continued on at IU as a graduate assistant Strength and Condition Coach.  In 1986, Chuck left IU and was hired as a Sports Director for the U.S. Army where he developed strength and conditioning programs for the troops. After leaving that position Chuck worked as a Corporate Wellness Director for Atlantic Mutual in New Jersey.

In October of 2002, Howard moved his family over 2,000 miles away from a very comfortable life in New Jersey to start building his business that inspires athletes and adults to improve their health and athletic performance through Christian values. Since coming to Phoenix he has trained over 1,000 athletes, including High School All-Americans, college student-athletes, and professional athletes such as Kayla Petersen (Stanford women’s basketball), Josh McCown (NFL quarterback), and Ashley Kastl (ASU volleyball).

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Chuck believes that "no matter what your current state of health is, if you truly want to honor God you will take the necessary steps to take care of your body.”