Mandy Green is in her third season overall and second as an assistant coach with the Youngstown State women's soccer program.
Green assisted with the development of this year's freshman class, who made a huge impact in their first season with the program. In fact, the 2019 freshman class accounted for 31 of the team's 36 total points, 11 of the 12 goals and nine of the 12 assists. A trio of forwards in Marcella Sizer, Regan LaVigna and Addie Roman helped lead the way.
Sizer was a All-Horizon League Second-Team selection as well a member on the All-Freshman team. She became just the second player in program history to earn both honors in the same season joining Jade Flory who accomplished that feat in 2011. Sizer finished the season with a team-high 13 points on five goals and two assists. Her 13 points and five goals both ranked second among all Horizon League freshman.
LaVigna played a huge role in creating scoring opportunities for the Penguins' offense as she finished the season with a team-high four assists. Her assist total tied the freshman record set by Chantel Groom (2001) and Katie Hohman (2012). LaVigna, ended the season with tied with Roman for the second most points (6) on the team after scoring her first collegiate goal in the final home game of the season versus Detroit Mercy (10/28).
Roman was another key piece for the Penguins offense finishing the season with 6 points on three goals. Roman wasted no making an impact by scoring the Penguins' first goal of the year just two minutes into their season-opening victory against Purdue Fort Wayne (8/23). Roman scored her second goal of the season in game-winning fashion against Cleveland State (10/2) before finding the back of the net one final time versus Wright State (10/23).
Green spent the previous eight seasons as the head coach at South Dakota. 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 third for game-winning goals and fifth for total points.
Green coached an Academic All-American in Elena Tsakakis, eight all-Summit League honorees and 10 academic all-Summit League team members.
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.
She 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 also coached at the University of Utah from 1999-2003, and served as the program's interim head coach for three months starting in November 2001.
She 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.