Andrews Osborne Academy Appoints Coach Drago Dumbovic as Head Coach of the Prep Soccer Team

Andrews Osborne Academy is thrilled to announce the appointment of Coach Drago Dumbovic as the new Head Coach for its Prep Soccer Team, starting Fall 2024. Coach Drago brings over two decades of professional playing experience and more than 35 years in coaching, ranging from youth to professional levels. This appointment marks a significant step forward for AOA as the team prepares to join the esteemed Prep Premier League (PPL).
Coach Drago's tenure at AOA has already been marked by significant achievements, including a State Championship win in 2023. Under his leadership, the AOA varsity boys' soccer team has delivered impressive results, with a record of 29-11-3 over three seasons, and secured a District Championship in 2021and District and Regional Championships in 2021 and 2023, respectively.

With the AOA Boys Prep Soccer Program set to enter the PPL, recognized as one of the country's top prep soccer leagues, the Academy is poised for unprecedented exposure and competition. Coach Drago’s strategic foresight and expert leadership are expected to steer the program towards national recognition and success.

Athletic Director Rudy Kirbus expressed his enthusiasm about Coach Drago's new role, stating, "I could not be happier for Coach Drago. Having watched the success he had over the last 3 years with the AOA varsity team, I know he will do a great job building the Prep Program. This is a very exciting time for AOA Soccer and Coach Drago is ready for the challenge. Coach Drago's experience and soccer expertise will allow him to recruit top student-athletes to AOA, give them a world-class soccer experience, and then help place them at the next level."
Coach Drago is renowned for his ability to craft comprehensive strategies that enhance the competitiveness of soccer programs. His proactive approach to program promotion and athlete development ensures alignment with AOA's educational and athletic goals. Known for his philosophy of fostering a collaborative environment, Coach Drago champions diversity and unity, creating teams where players from various nationalities thrive together, exemplifying his motto, "the world collaborates."

As AOA Soccer steps onto the national stage, the community and future athletes can look forward to a program enriched with professional-grade coaching, a commitment to excellence, and a focus on developing leaders both on and off the field.
Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Grades PK - 12, PG
P. (440) 942-3600
F. (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.