Coach Sedlar brings 13 years of coaching experience to VES. In August 2018, Coach Darko Sedlar entered his seventh year at Virginia Episcopal School. He serves as the Head Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball and Director of VES Basketball Programs, overseeing the full breadth of our boys and girls teams.
Coach Sedlar previously served as Head Coach, Girls Varsity Basketball and, in his first year, led the team to the State Championship—the first state championship for the girls varsity program and for any girls basketball team in the school’s history. In his three years as varsity girls head coach, his team was ranked each week in the top eight teams across the state. In 2014, Coach Sedlar was named Coach of the Year for VISAA Division III and by the News & Advance. For the next two years, Coach Sedlar joined the varsity boys team, serving as Associate Head Coach alongside Head Coach Curtis Staples of UVA fame. During Coach Sedlar’s tenure in this role, he helped lead the team to its eighth consecutive VISAA Division II Final Four and to the quarterfinal of the National High School Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2017.
Coach Sedlar previously served as Program Director for the Colonie Youth Development Program, as well as Head Junior Varsity Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach in Albany, NY. In addition, Coach Sedlar started an AAU program in Albany, NY, where as Program Director he was responsible for seven teams, 14 coaches and more than 120 student-athletes. This year, Coach Sedlar started Hill City Basketball Academy to help young players in the area develop their basketball skills.
As a player, Coach Sedlar was a full scholar-athlete at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.
He came to the United States in 2000 as an exchange student, where he attended Columbia High School in Albany, NY. In 2001, he was selected to the All-Area First Team, led the team in three-point field goals, three-point shooting percentage and was one of the leading scorers for the team. Coach Sedlar is a native of Croatia and was a member of the U-16 National Team. He comes from a coaching family, and his older brother is currently the head coach of a professional team in Zagreb, Croatia.
In addition to coaching, Coach Sedlar is Director of Academic Technology at VES and Computer Science Department Chair. He resides on campus with his wife, Celeste and his daughter, Stela.