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      COACHING STAFF

Jason Jeschke | Assistant Coach

Jason Jeschke was named women's basketball associate head coach on June 4, 2018. Jeschke enters his second year on the Coyote coaching staff in 2018-19.

In his first season at South Dakota, the Coyotes compiled a 29-7 record, swept the Summit League regular season and advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals. USD won the 2017-18 Summit League regular season title with a 14-0 record, becoming the first Summit League champion to go undefeated in league play in 24 years. In the postseason, the Coyotes reached the WNIT quarterfinals after a thrilling overtime victory against Michigan State. South Dakota recorded its fourth-straight 20-win season and eighth consecutive postseason appearance at the Division I level.

Jeschke has worked with three all-Summit League players including 2018 Summit League Defensive Player of the Year Jasmine Trimboli, two-time all-league first team pick Allison Arens and all-league first team player Ciara Duffy.

Jeschke came to South Dakota after spending 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, reside in Vermillion.


Aaron Horn | Assistant Coach

 Aaron Horn was named assistant women's basketball coach on May 10, 2016. Horn enters his third year on staff in 2018-19.

Horn was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 class of 2017.

In his two seasons at USD, the Coyotes compiled a 52-16 record with a pair of Women's National Invitation Tournament berths. South Dakota won the 2017-18 Summit League regular season title and became the first Summit champion to go undefeated in league play in 24 years. The Coyotes advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals with a thrilling overtime victory against Michigan State. South Dakota recorded its fourth-straight 20-win season and eighth consecutive postseason appearance at the Division I level.

Horn has worked with three all-Summit League players including 2018 Summit League Defensive Player of the Year Jasmine Trimboli, two-time all-league first team pick Allison Arens and all-league first team player Ciara Duffy.
 
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.


Jenna Freudenberg | Assistant Coach

Jenna Freudenberg joined the Coyote women's basketball coaching staff on May 4, 2018. Freudenberg enters her first year as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 season.
 
Freudenberg spent the previous nine seasons under UMD head coach Mandy Pearson with three years at Minnesota Duluth and six seasons at Saint Mary’s. The pair share an alma mater in Concordia College.
 
Freudenberg’s responsibilities included serving as recruiting coordinator, developing scouting reports, coaching guard play and defense, coordinating community outreach opportunities and individual player development.
 
The leadership of Pearson and Freudenberg took Saint Mary’s women’s basketball from a four-win program and turned it into a championship contender. The Cardinals posted back-to-back 20-win seasons, winning the MIAC regular season in 2013-14 and advancing to the program’s first NCAA Tournament in 28 years.
 
Minnesota Duluth finished 16-11 in 2017-18 and went 13-9 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, both program bests since the 2011-12 season.
 
A native of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, Freudenberg was a four-year starter at Concordia College in Moorhead. She led the Cobbers to a 74-35 record in her career, reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and 2009. Freudenberg was named the 2009 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference MVP following a senior campaign where she averaged 16.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and four assists per game. She earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and was a three-time academic all-conference honoree.
 
Freudenberg received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2009 and graduated with her master’s degree in human development from Saint Mary’s University in 2013.


Alex Antonen | Director of Operations

Alex Antonen was named the women's basketball director of operations on June 6, 2016. Antonen enters his third year on staff in 2018-19.

In his two seasons at USD, the Coyotes compiled a 52-16 record with a pair of Women's National Invitation Tournament berths. South Dakota won the 2017-18 Summit League regular season title and became the first Summit champion to go undefeated in league play in 24 years. The Coyotes advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals with a thrilling overtime victory against Michigan State. South Dakota recorded its fourth-straight 20-win season and eighth 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 worked as a WNBA intern with the Minnesota Lynx for two seasons and spent three summers working as a women’s basketball camp counselor for North Dakota State.