Former coach Steve Yoder joins basketball staff
Former Ball State and Wisconsin head coach Steve Yoder joins head coach Kelvin Sampson’s staff as director of operations.
Yoder will coordinate scheduling and will work as a liaison to visiting teams and athletics department staff. He will assist with on-campus recruiting, manage correspondence and relations with alumni and donors, supervise student managers and help with game-day responsibilities.
“Steve has been around and worked in the Big Ten and in the NBA. Through the years, we have had conversations about the game of basketball and how we can make our teams better,” Sampson said. “When this job came open, I wanted someone that could handle the day-to-day operations of our program. I have known Steve for a long time, and I know what kind of person he is and the character and integrity that he has. He will be a great fit for us.”
Yoder spent 11 years as a scout in the NBA. He worked from 2003 to 2011 with the New Yorks Knicks and served in a similar role from 2000 to 2003 with the Indiana Pacers.