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Andy Janssen | Assistant Coach

Andy Janssen was announced as assistant coach for the Jackrabbit soccer program March 24, 2017 and is now in his second season with the team.

Janssen helped the Jackrabbits to an 11-5-3 record with a perfect 7-0 Summit League mark. He worked with the goalkeepers throughout the season, including Summit League Keeper of the Year Maggie Smither and seven all-league selections. The Jackrabbit defense allowed only 17 goals for the season (one in league play) with eight shutouts.

Janssen spent the previous seven seasons with Bemidji State and the last five as a full-time assistant coach. While at BSU, he helped the Beavers compile an 81-45-9 record (.626) with seven consecutive trips to the NSIC Tournament. He has coached one NSIC Offensive and one Defensive Player of the Year, 14 all-region selections and 35 All-NSIC picks.

Janssen served as recruiting coordinator the last five years in addition to handling coordination of forward and midfield attacking patterns, planning and implementing practice sessions, goalkeeper training, scouting reports and assisting in making travel arrangements.

Prior to joining the Beavers, Janssen served as the director and coach of the Orange City (Iowa) Parks and Recreation soccer program from 2009-10. He also held a youth soccer coaching position at The Dakota Alliance Soccer Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from 2006-10.

Janssen graduated in 2009 from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in business education with a coaching endorsement in addition to being a four-year letterwinner with the men's soccer team. He earned three All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) selections, was team captain in 2007 and 2008 and garnered NAIA All-America Honorable Mention accolades following the 2007 campaign. In addition, he played three summers in the Premiere Development League for the Sioux Falls Spitfire.

He earned his master’s degree in sports studies from Bemidji State in 2017.

The Sioux Falls native currently holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma and a NSCAA Level 3 Goal-Keeping Diploma.


Caylee Costello | Assistant Coach

Caylee Costello began her tenure as the women’s soccer graduate assistant in 2015 and will step into the role of full-time assistant for the 2017 season.

During her time as a graduate assistant, she assisted in the program's 2015 and 2016 NCAA Tournament berths, helping the program post a 22-14-7 over those two years.

In addition to her on-field coaching efforts, Costello handles program operations with recruiting and team travel. Costello also coaches club soccer with Brookings Select as the head coach for the U15-17 age group.

Costello was a four-year letterwinner at South Dakota State, starting every game her junior and senior years at defensive midfield. During her senior year, she was named First Team All-Summit League and was one of the first two Jackrabbit soccer players to be named to The Summit League All-Academic Team. After exhausting eligibility, she served as a volunteer coach for South Dakota State in 2014.

Prior to becoming a Jackrabbit, Costello was a six-time state champion as a member of Dakota Alliance and was a four-time all-state selection for Washington High School.

A Sioux Falls, South Dakota native, Costello graduated from SDSU in 2015 with bachelor of science in physical education. She will complete her master's degree in exercise science in May 2017 and currently resides in Brookings, South Dakota.

She holds her National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma and obtained her Coerver Youth Diploma in 2013.