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).