Yoder Joins SEMO Men’s Basketball Staff

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Southeast Missouri Head Coach Brad Korn hired Dustin Yoder as an assistant coach Wednesday.
Yoder spent the last two seasons as the Associate Head Coach at Cal State San Bernardino, an NCAA Division II affiliate in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
“We are excited to have Dustin and his fiancé, Keziah, join the Redhawk family,” said Korn. “Dustin has been a self-starter his whole basketball and coaching career to this point. We will value Dustin’s work ethic and understanding that no task is too small in order to get the job done for our program.”
Prior to Cal State San Bernardino, Yoder worked the 2017-18 campaign as an assistant coach under Andy Newman at the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB). That year was a historic season for the UTPB Falcons as they tied a school record for most wins in a season (26) and made the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history.
Before his short stint at UTPB, Yoder was at Kansas State for five years under Head Coach Bruce Weber. He was promoted to video coordinator on the KSU staff on Aug. 16, 2013 after spending the 2012-13 season as the team’s graduate assistant.
Yoder was instrumental in helping K-State to 100 wins and three NCAA Tournament appearances in those five seasons, one of which included the school’s first-ever Big 12 regular-season championship in 2012-13.
Yoder initially went to K-State in August 2012 after one year as an assistant coach at Parkland Junior College in Champaign, Illinois. Previously, he spent three years (2008-11) as a student manager for Weber at Illinois, including working as head manager in 2010-11.
“Dustin is a hard worker who has connections throughout the country,” said Korn. “He has been involved and had a huge hand in winning cultures at every stop he has made in his five years as an assistant coach.”
Prior to enrolling at the University of Illinois, Yoder was a two-year letterwinner at Lake Land Junior College in Mattoon, Illinois under Hall of Fame Coach Jim Dudley and Dr. Cedric Brown. 
The all-time leading scorer (1,517) at Okaw Valley High School in Bethany, Illinois. Yoder graduated from Illinois in May 2011 with a degree in Kinesiology. He completed his master’s degree in College Student Development & Academic Advising from Kansas State in 2014.


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