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.

Katelyn Longino

Katelyn Longino

Assistant Coach

Katelyn Longino is in her first season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa soccer program.  She joined the Hawkeyes in 2018 following coaching stints at Valparaiso, Xavier, and Columbus State.
 
Longino spent the 2017 season with the Crusaders in their first season in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Valpo won nine games and finished 3-4 in MVC play.  She spent the 2016 season at Xavier, helping the Muskateers to seven wins.

Longino played as a freshman at Columbus State, helping the team to 18 wins and a berth in the NCAA Division II Sweet 16.  From there, she transitioned into coaching, serving as a student assistant for two seasons, helping guide CSU to a 21-1-1 record and an Elite Eight appearance in 2014. 
 
In her final year at Columbus State, Longino served as an intern in the athletics department, working directly with women's soccer as the team won 22 matches and reached the national championship match.
 
Longino, who holds a USSF "C" coaching license, has held coaching positions with the Ohio Elite Soccer Association, CFC Red Star, and Columbus Youth Soccer. She graduated from Columbus State in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and she received her master's degree in coaching education and athlete development from Xavier in 2018.