Coaching Staff

Rade Tanaskovic

Rade Tanaskovic

Assistant Coach

Rade Tanaskovic (pronounced Rah-day Tah-NAS-Kov-itch) is in his first season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa soccer program. He coaches the Hawkeyes' goalkeepers.
 
Tanaskovic came to Iowa City after a two-year stint at Louisville, where he helped the Cardinals to 15 victories in two seasons.  Tanaskovic coached two All-ACC selections, including goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin in 2015.
 
Before making the jump to Division I soccer, Tanaskovic spent two years as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Columbus State University, where he was responsible for team's defense and goalkeepers.  He also was a men's assistant coach at Emmanuel College in 2012.
 
In 2014, Tanaskovic helped guide Columbus State to a 21-1-1 overall record, winning the PBC regular season and tournament titles. The Cougars won their region and were an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight participant.  The team finished with a 0.52 goals against average and posted 14 shutouts.
 
Tanaskovic has a wealth of coaching experience at a variety of levels -- professional, college, high school, and club.  He began his coaching career with FC Red Star (formally known as ZFK LASK), serving as an assistant and goalkeepers coach from 2004-07.
 
Following his tenure with FC Red Star, Tanaskovic came to the United States, where he played four seasons at the University of North Georgia. He was a three-time All-Peach Belt Conference performer, and finished his career seventh in program history with a 0.91 goals against average.
 
Tanaskovic, who has served as a goalkeeper coach for the Georgia Olympic Development program, earned his NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2 diplomas in 2012 and his US Soccer Federation C license in 2014.
 
He graduated from North Georgia with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 2011.  He is married to the former Courtney Cantrell.

Molly Rouse

Molly Rouse

Assistant Coach

Molly Rouse is in her first season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa soccer program. 
 
Rouse joins the Hawkeyes after stints at Omaha (2017), Buffalo (2015-16), and Alabama State (2014).  She is familiar with the Big Ten Conference, having starred at Minnesota from 2007-10.
 
Rouse's time in Omaha was brief, as she was hired as an assistant coach in March. Prior to making the move to the Midwest, Rouse served two seasons at Buffalo and one season at Alabama State. 
 
During her season with the Lady Hornets, Rouse coordinated recruiting and worked with the midfielders. She helped lead ASU to an 11-10 overall record and a 7-3 conference mark, while advancing to the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament.
 
Before joining the collegiate coaching ranks, Rouse served two years as a high school assistant coach at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota. She assisted in all aspects of the program's development, which went beyond her primary duties with the U18 team.
 
As a player, Rouse was a two-time All-Big Ten selection for the Gophers, helping lead the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2010. During her four-year career, Minnesota made a pair of Sweet 16 appearances, and she served as the team captain during her junior and senior campaigns.
 
Rouse continued playing professionally following graduation, competing for the Minnesota Kings and Vancouver Whitecaps in the Women's Premier Soccer League.
 
Rouse graduated with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a minor in child psychology and an emphasis on American Sign Language from the University of Minnesota in 2010. She currently holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) National "B" License.