Rastko Popovic joined the Concordia Stingers women's basketball team as an assistant coach in 2006. His responsibilities include: individual workouts, recruiting, offensive input and play calling, game film and study hall supervision.
He was an exceptional shooting guard with the Concordia Stingers men's basketball program from 2001 through 2006. It was an exciting era for the Stingers that saw the team win a silver medal at the CIS championship in 2005 and take on many of the top NCAA teams, including Duke and University of Connecticut.
Previously he played at Cégep de Sherbrooke. In 2001, he was an all-star and the second leading scorer in the CEGEP AAA league.
Popovic started his coaching career in 2003 at École Secondaire Saint-Laurent with former Stinger Daniel Lacasse. They helped build the most dominant girls' high school program ever in Quebec and one of the top programs in Canada.
As head coach of the high school's midget girls team from 2006-11, Popovic won three AA provincial championships and two AAA titles in the Montreal Basketball League.
In November of 2012, he was named head coach of Quebec's 15-and-under program and will lead the provincial team at the 2013 Canadian 15U Women's National Basketball Championships in St. John's, Nfld., Aug. 4-11, 2013.
Popovic graduated from Concordia in 2005 with a BComm, major in marketing. He has been working for the Concordia Department of Recreation and Athletics since May 2006 in various administrative positions.