Rade Tanaskovic 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.