Green named USD’s women’s soccer coach

The University of South Dakota athletic department has announced that Mandy Green has been named head coach of the Coyote women's soccer team.

Green spent the 2009 season as an assistant coach on the Xavier University coaching staff, where she was involved in game and practice planning, recruiting and working on the individual development of each athlete.

"We're excited to have someone with Mandy's credentials take over as the head soccer coach at USD," said USD athletic director Joel Nielsen. "She brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the program, plus her success at Minnesota State, Mankato, shows her ability to recruit in the Midwest region."

Prior to coaching at Xavier, Green was an assistant coach at Minnesota State, Mankato from 2003-2008 and helped build the Maverick program 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 Mankato soccer program. During her time at Mankato, 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. Mankato 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, MN, with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She earned a master's degree in sports psychology from the University of Utah in 2006.

Green replaces Marcia Oliveira, who served as USD head coach for the two past seasons.

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