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      COACHING STAFF

Jason Jeschke | Assistant Coach

Jason Jeschke was named assistant women's basketball coach on June 19, 2017, to begin his first year on staff ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Jeschke comes to South Dakota after spending the past three seasons as the head coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. In that time, the Eagles posted a 58-38 overall record and a 31-24 record in conference play. Jeschke recruited and coached 11 all-conference players and one NAIA All-American at OKWU. His 2015-16 team finished fifth nationally in scoring offense with 83.5 points per game.
 
A native of Dallas, Texas, Jeschke graduated from Southwestern College (Kan.) with a bachelor's in sport management in 2009. He stayed on at Southwestern after graduation to serve as an assistant women's basketball coach and sports information director while working towards his MBA, which he completed in 2013. In five years with the Southwestern women's basketball program, the team compiled a 120-39 record with four consecutive trips to the NAIA Tournament. He also served as the head coach of the junior varsity team.
 
Jeschke has served on the NAIA Tournament committee and the NAIA/WBCA All-America committee.

He and his wife, Courtney, are set to join the community.


Kayla Tetschlag | Assistant Coach

Kayla Tetschlag was named assistant women's basketball coach on May 5, 2016. Tetschlag enters her second year on staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the 2017-18 season.

In her first season at USD, the Coyotes compiled a 23-9 record with an at-large bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament. South Dakota finished fourth in the Summit League, the 11th-best conference in the nation this season, with an 11-5 record. It was the program's third-straight 20-win season and seventh consecutive postseason appearance at the Division I level.

Tetschlag came to South Dakota from the University of Sioux Falls. She was the top assistant at Sioux Falls for the 2015-16 season as the Cougars won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Tetschlag assisted with player development, scouted opponents, served as recruiting coordinator, supervised academics and handled administrative operations of the program.
 
Prior to Sioux Falls, Tetschlag spent four years abroad playing professional basketball in Europe. Her stops included ??Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. She earned awards such as the Luxembourg Defensive Player of the Year and All-German League Forward of the Year. In four seasons abroad, she averaged a double-double and consistently ranked among her respective league’s top-three for points and rebounds.

Tetschlag, who played for Green Bay, was the Horizon League Player of the Year in 2011. She received the Horizon League Cecil N. Colman Medal of Honor at the conclusion of her playing career. Tetschlag led Green Bay to four Horizon League titles, three NCAA Tournaments and the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2011. She was twice first-team all-league, made the all-defensive team as a senior and earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors as a junior and senior.

Tetschlag graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2011 with a bachelor’s of business administration with a marketing emphasis.


Aaron Horn | Assistant Coach

Aaron Horn was named assistant women's basketball coach on May 10, 2016. Horn enters his second year on staff in 2017-18.

In his first season at USD, the Coyotes compiled a 23-9 record with an at-large bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament. South Dakota finished fourth in the Summit League, the 11th-best conference in the nation this season, with an 11-5 record. It was the program's third-straight 20-win season and seventh consecutive postseason appearance at the Division I level.
 
Horn came to South Dakota from Ursuline College (Ohio). The Arrows won the Great Midwest Athletic Conference regular season and conference tournament to reach the 2016 NCAA Division II Tournament. Horn coached the guards, worked on player development, recruited back-to-back GMAC Freshmen of the Year, scouted opponents, organized travel, monitored academics and coordinated the team’s community outreach.
 
Horn also brings coaching experience from the AAU level. He spent four years as the head coach for the Toledo Elite AAU Club and two years at the helm of the Cleveland Wolverines AAU Club. Horn led the Wolverines to two undefeated regular seasons and helped four players earn scholarships.
 
During the summers, Horn spent time as a coach/counselor at the University of Notre Dame’s women’s basketball camp as well as working camps at Toledo and St. Francis High School.
 
Horn earned his bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Toledo in 2012.


Alex Antonen | Director of Operations

Alex Antonen was named the women's basketball director of operations on June 6, 2016. Antonen enters his second year on staff in 2017-18.

In his first season at USD, the Coyotes compiled a 23-9 record with an at-large bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament. South Dakota finished fourth in the Summit League, the 11th-best conference in the nation this season, with an 11-5 record. It was the program's third-straight 20-win season and seventh consecutive postseason appearance at the Division I level.

Antonen joined the Coyote staff after spending three seasons in the same role at Green Bay. Antonen’s duties included planning team travel, assisting with on-campus recruiting visits, supervising student managers, planning and organizing summer camps, coordinating opponent film exchange and breaking down opponent game film.
 
A 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Antonen spent four seasons as a student manager for the Gophers women’s basketball team. He gained Division I experience aiding the coaching staff in running practices, scouting opponents and breaking down game film.
 
Antonen also spent two seasons as a WNBA intern with the Minnesota Lynx and three summers working as a women’s basketball camp counselor for North Dakota State.