HEAD COACH MANDY GREEN
South Dakota head coach Mandy Green is slated to begin her seventh season at the helm of the Coyote women’s soccer team in 2016. She was named to the position on March 30, 2010.
The Coyotes are coming off their first Summit League Tournament appearance in program history after recording a program-best 5-3 Summit League record in 2015. South Dakota had three players earn Summit League awards at the end of the season, two players make the all-tournament team and two named to the academic all-Summit League team. Senior Elena Tsakakis also became the second Academic All-American in program history.
A year prior, South Dakota boasted a 9-8-2 record, the first winning record at the Division I level and the sixth-best record in program history. The Coyotes ended the season ranked 15th in the NCAA for assists per game (2.21), 20th for points per game (6.63), 23rd for scoring offense (2.21) and 40th for total goals (42).
Green has a 30-68-14 record in six years with the Coyotes, guiding the program to the Division I level while also accumulating the third-most wins by a coach in program history.
Notable athletes during Green’s tenure include goalkeeper Mackenzie Viktor, who ranks second in program history for wins and shutouts, and striker Corey Strang, who ranks fifth for game-winning goals and seventh for total points.
Green has coached an Academic All-American in Tsakakis, five all-Summit League honorees (Jenny Teslow, Viktor, two-time honoree in Strang, and Kasha Meyer) and seven academic all-Summit League team members (Erin Bello, two-time honoree in Viktor, two-time honoree in Meyer and two-time honoree in Tskakis).
Prior to South Dakota, Green spent the 2009 season as an assistant coach at Xavier and coached at Minnesota State-Mankato from 2003-08, where she helped build the Mavericks into a Division II power.
Green served as assistant coach from 2003-06 before being promoted to associate head coach in 2006. Green was heavily involved in recruiting, training and management of the MSU soccer program. During her time at Minnesota State, the Mavericks were consistently ranked in the top 25 and made it to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 three times and won two North Central Conference championships. Minnesota State was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation in 2007, which was the highest ranking in school history.
Green coached at the University of Utah from 1999-2003, and served as the program's interim head coach for three months starting in Nov. 2001.
Green also has been involved in the Olympic Development Program in Ohio, Utah and Minnesota, in addition to several years of working with club teams. She also owns a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Director of Coaching License and a United States Soccer Federation National B Coaching License.
Green played soccer for four seasons at the college level, starting her career at Loyola University of Chicago, where she set the school scoring record as a freshman and was named the team MVP for two straight years. Green played her final two seasons at Macalester College (Minn.), where she was a two-time all-conference and two-time all-central region selection.
Green is a 1999 graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She earned a master's degree in sports psychology from the University of Utah in 2006.
Green and her husband, Josh, have a son, Jack, and a daughter, Ashleigh.