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Buslovich Appointed Lions Boys Soccer Program Head

zxq7The Providence Academy Athletic Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Lev Buslovich to the position of Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach and Program Head. His background includes a wealth of coaching and administrative experiences that will help him successfully oversee not only the varsity team, but also PA’s entire boys’ soccer program, which includes students in grades 5-12.

Coach Buslovich came to the United States from Russia when he was 9 years old, went to school on his fourth day in the country, and eventually graduated from Armstrong High School, where he was a four sport athlete.  In addition to soccer, he played hockey and tennis and ran track. As a youth, he also participated in karate and was a “second” chess player.

After high school, Buslovich matriculated at Colgate University, where he played NCAA Division I soccer and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. After Colgate, he attended Oxford University, St. Anne's College and ultimately earned his MBA with honors from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management with a dual major in Marketing and Strategic Management.

Lev has a deep resume as a soccer player. He, himself was a Premier Club youth player, participated in state Olympic Development Program, played NCAA Division I soccer, and was a member of the Men's State Team which is a precursor to MN Thunder. Today he can still be found on area pitches as part of an“old men's soccer club.”

Coach Buslovich began coaching during his time as a student athlete. He states, “Soccer is my passion. I started coaching while I was still playing competitively. Coaching teams made me more tactically aware. Running clinics and camps made me more technically sound. Both made me look at soccer beyond my own play.” On the MSHSL side, Lev has coached JV teams at Robbinsdale Armstrong and Edina High Schools and was the varsity head coach at Robbinsdale Cooper. During these experiences he continuously coached club soccer at Wings, Bangu, Maplebrook, and Minneapolis United. He has had the honor of coaching many college-bound players, professional players and even four national team players.

When asked what in our religious mission attracted him to Providence Academy, Lev responded, “As a practicing Jew, Catholicism provides similar structure and fundamentals. Overall, living a good life with integrity and concern for others is critical.”

While discussing what he looked forward to in this new role, Buslovich mused, “I love building things. The boys program has great potential that has not been fully realized. I want to help create a program that students aspire to join and fans want to watch. Plus, I live really close and can run home if I ever forget my cones!”

Buslovich’s program goals are clear. He wants to gain respect for participants from outsiders through the character of team and style of play. In the first few years, he would like to be competitive and within 3 to 5 years, work to challenge for top ranking.

Lev Buslovich has been married for 25 years and has been blessed with three children, all soccer players.