USD women’s soccer coach ‘relieved of coaching duties’
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USD women’s soccer coach ‘relieved of coaching duties’

Women’s head soccer coach Mandy Green was relieved of her duties Nov. 1.

David Herbster, USD’s athletic director, announced her firing in a press release on GoYotes.

“At the end of the day, the results on the field did not meet our expectations,” Herbster said in the press release.

Green took over as head coach for the Coyotes in 2010. Her husband, Josh Green, also joined her as assistant coach. 

Herbster said in an email with The Volante that Josh Green won’t be part of the team anymore.

After her eight seasons at USD, Green left with a 39-94-15 record and a single Summit League Tournament appearance in 2015, the first tournament appearance for the team. She also guided the program through the Division I transition.

Herbster said a search committee has already been formed and the position is being advertised.

“Some key things we will be looking for but limited to (are) character, track record of academic success, knowledge of soccer, collegiate coaching experience,” he said. “In coaching searches, my process has been to move quickly but not hurry.”

The Coyotes ended the 2017 season with a 4-13 record overall and a 2-5 conference record. The team didn’t qualify for the Summit League Tournament this season.

When contacted for interviews, soccer players said they weren’t allowed to make comments on the transition without approval from sports information.