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      COACHING STAFF

BOB CASPER | ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

Bob Casper enters his fourth season on the Cowgirl Soccer coaching staff after joining in June of 2013. He came to UW from Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kan.), where he served for six years as the men's soccer head coach.

His primary duties include on field team training, recruiting and various administrative responsibilities for the program.

In his six seasons at OU, Casper coached 30 All-KCAC selections, 12 KCAC Scholar Athletes, one KCAC Goalkeeper of the Year, one KCAC Freshman of the Year, one Region IV selection and three Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes.

In 2012, the Braves finished in the top half of the KCAC, finishing with an overall record of 12-6-1 and a conference record of 7-2-0. OU had six players named to the All-KCAC teams with Drinnan Sante earning the program's first KCAC Goalkeeper of the Year honor. The Braves finished the season ranked 30th in the NAIA in total shutouts (6), 33rd in total saves (115), 40th in shutouts per game (0.3), and 46th in saves per game (5.7). At Ottawa, he compiled a 50-56-7 overall record and 26-16-3 record in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Prior to Ottawa, Casper spent one year at Barton County Community College where he coached the women's team to a fifth-place finish in the Jayhawk Conference. Before coaching at BCCC he was an assistant at Bemidji State, a NCAA Division II program in Minnesota. The year before Casper's arrival at Bemidji State, the team had a 5-13-1 overall record, but in his first season he helped BSU to a 10-10 record and fourth-place finish in the conference tournament. In his second season at BSU, the team finished 12-4-7 overall and placed second in the NSIC.

Casper earned a bachelor of science in social sciences with an emphasis in history from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2003 and a master's degree in sports studies from Bemidji State in 2012. Casper was a four-year soccer letterwinner at UW-P and was involved in the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (PSAAC).

He has an NSCAA Regional Diploma/NSCAA State Goalkeeping Diploma (Level I), an NSCAA Advance National Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma and a USSF "D" License.

His wife, Kerry, coached softball at BSU from 2005-06, Ottawa from 2007-08 and Maple Woods Community College from 2010-11. Most recently, she served as an enrollment advisor at Ottawa from 2011-13.

 

MATT CALLAWAY | ASSISTANT COACH

Matt Callaway joined the Wyoming Soccer staff as an assistant coach to primarily be in charge of goalkeeping.

He came to Laramie after being an assistant coach at the University of Sioux Falls. Before joining the USF staff in 2015, he was an assistant coach at East Texas Baptist University for the men's and women's soccer teams.

In 2013, he served as an assistant and youth coach for the Andromeda Soccer Club and the volunteer assistant men's soccer coach at the University of Dallas. During that time, Callaway was also a staff coach for the North Texas Olympic Development Program.

In 2012, he became the men's and women's assistant soccer coach at Ottawa (Kan.) University, after being a graduate assistant coach for two years. During his time there, he helped both teams to winning records. The men's team compiled a 28-25-4 overall record, including a 19-6-2 conference mark, while the women notched a 13-6-0 overall record and going 7-2-0 in conference play. He also assisted the Kansas Rush soccer club as the Director of Goalkeeping. Callaway has been a staff member at the No. 1 Goalkeeper Camp since 2012. From 2011-13, he was a US Youth Soccer Region II goalkeeper staff member.

While a graduate assistant for Ottawa, he worked as an assistant girls' soccer coach at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kan. There, he served as staff coach as well as being goalkeeper staff for the Kansas Olympic Development Program.

Callaway, a native of Seagoville, Texas, was a four-year starter as a goalkeeper at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. from 2006-10. He earned all-league honors twice for the Scots. Callaway, who holds a USSF `B' license, earned his Bachelor's degree in Math and French in 2010, before earning his MBA at Ottawa University in 2012.

 

JUSTINE TYDINGS | ASSISTANT DIR. OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Justine Tydings joined the University of Wyoming women's soccer program as an assistant director of player development in the summer of 2015. Tydings came to UW after serving as an assistant coach at Missouri Western State in St. Joseph, Mo. Prior to that, she was an assistant coach at Western State Colorado, as well as two years being assistant coaches at the high school level with a year in Lubbock, Texas, and the other in Portales, N.M. At Missouri Western State, Tydings was an assistant coach working with goalkeepers and focused in recruiting and travel coordination. She helped coach the team to the best season in program history with a record of 9-9-1, with the Griffon's first appearance at the MIAA tournament. Tydings also was an assistant coach at Western State Colorado assisting with daily player development, recruiting and the lead goalkeeper coach. Tydings helped start the inaugural season of NCAA women's soccer for Western State Colorado and assisted in recruiting 28 student-athletes to compete at the Division II level. She earned her master's of applied sciences in sports and fitness management at Missouri Western State. Tydings was a four-year starter at Eastern New Mexico as a key defender. She was a three-time Lone Star Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week in 2011, as well as the Eastern New Mexico Academic Athlete of the Year. Additionally, she was team captain in 2009-10 and on the Lone Star Conference Commissioners Honor Roll all four years.

 

DANI SHEPPARD | TEAM MANAGER

Dani starts her second season with the Cowgirls soccer team as student manager. Dani came to the University of Wyoming after transferring from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. after attending there for two years. She played for the Fort Lewis College Skyhawk's for two years as goal keeper. She will be a sophomore, studying business administration.

 

 

 

**Additional coaches will be college coaches from the region, as well as current UW players.