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Luka Slabe Staff Bio | Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach

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Luka Slabe
Men's Volleyball

Years at BYU

  • 2015-present
  • Helped lead BYU to a 26-5 (16-2 MPSF) record in 2017, winning a share of the conference regular-season title
  • Helped his team advance to the national championship match of the NCAA tournament for a second-consecutive season in 2017
  • Coached four AVCA All-Americans in 2017: Jake Langlois, Brenden Sander, Price Jarman and Leo Durkin
  • Helped lead BYU to a 27-4 (19-3 MPSF) record in 2016, winning the outright conference title and tournament championship
  • Helped his team advance to the national championship match of the NCAA tournament
  • Coached four 2016 AVCA All-Americans: Brenden Sander, Ben Patch, Jake Langlois and Leo Durkin

Before BYU

  • Between 2008-15, Luka Slabe served as head coach of four different professional teams from two different countries and led them to six national and international championship titles in addition to four national and international runner-up titles
  • Head coach of Uko Kropa from 2008-11
  • Head coach of Calcit Kamnik from 2011-12
  • Head coach of Ach Volley Ljubljana from 2012-14
  • Head coach of Posojilnica Aich Dob from 2014-15
  • Head coach of the Slovenia Men's National Team from 2013-15

Playing Career

  • Played at BYU from 2000-03
  • Member of the 2001 Division I National Championship team
  • Competed on the 2003 squad that won an MPSF championship and finished as the runner-up in the Division I National Championship
  • Competed professionally in Europe following graduation from BYU


  • Married to Tina
  • Has a daughter, Trine (11), and a son, Ozbej (8)
Luka Slabe

Slabe comes to Provo after serving as the head coach of the Slovenia men’s national team as well as the head coach of Posojilnica Aich Dob. Additionally, Slabe was the head coach of several other European teams following a professional European playing career: Ach Volley Ljubljana, Team Calcit Kamnik and Uko Kropa.

During his time as the head coach of the Slovenia men’s national team, Slabe increased the team’s European rankings with successful runs in the European League (2014), European and World Championship Qualification Tournaments (2014) and the European Championships (2013).

Slabe took on an additional head coaching job in 2014 as coach of Posojilnica Aich Dob – the Austrian professional team. The team competed in what is commonly known as the best professional league in the world – the Deniz Bank Championship League.

Beginning in 2012, Slabe coached Ach Volley Ljubljana, leading his team to two national titles and two MEVZA titles. As head coach, his team achieved a top-12 standing in the Deniz Bank Champions League.

In 2011, Slabe became the head coach of Team Calcit Kamnik. He led the club to an appearance in the finals of the National Division I Championships that year. He also led the team to the round of 16 in the CEV Cup and the quarterfinals of the Challenger Cup Tournament.

Following graduation, Slabe played volleyball professionally in Europe for several years before being named the head coach of Uko Kropa in 2008. He took the team from a Division II league to the Division I premier league after winning the Slovenian Division II Championship in his first year there. Additionally, he coached his team to the quarterfinals of the Division I Championships the following season and the Division I Finals in his third year.

Slabe was a 2003 graduate of Brigham Young, earning a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. He competed as a member of BYU’s men’s volleyball team from 2000-2003. Slabe competed on the 2001 NCAA Championship team as well as the 2003 NCAA Runner-Up team.

Slabe is married to Tina and has a daughter, Trine (9), and a son Ozbej (6).