South Dakota women’s basketball head coach Dawn Plitzuweit is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Jeschke to her staff. Jeschke replaces Russ Rose, who accepted an assistant coaching position in his home state of Michigan.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jason and his wife, Courtney, to our USD women’s basketball program,” said Plitzuweit. “Jason has a fantastic basketball mind, has been successful as both an assistant coach and head coach, and most importantly is a great person with a passion for creating positive experiences and caring for student-athletes.”
Jeschke comes to South Dakota after spending the past three seasons as the head coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. In that time, the Eagles posted a 58-38 overall record and a 31-24 record in conference play. Jeschke recruited and coached 11 all-conference players and one NAIA All-American at OKWU. His 2015-16 team finished fifth nationally in scoring offense with 83.5 points per game.
“I am so thankful and excited to join Coach Plitzuweit and the USD women’s basketball program,” said Jeschke. “This feels like a dream job at a place that felt like home the first moment my wife and I walked onto campus. I cannot wait to get to work alongside an unbelievable staff at a first-class institution. Go Yotes!”
A native of Dallas, Texas, Jeschke graduated from Southwestern College (Kan.) with a bachelor’s in sport management in 2009. He stayed on at Southwestern after graduation to serve as an assistant women’s basketball coach and sports information director while working towards his MBA, which he completed in 2013. In five years with the Southwestern women’s basketball program, the team compiled a 120-39 record with four consecutive trips to the NAIA Tournament. He also served as the head coach of the junior varsity team.
Jeschke has served on the NAIA Tournament committee and the NAIA/WBCA All-America committee.