A former manager for Bruce Weber at Illinois, Dustin Yoder is in his third season at Kansas State after being promoted on the staff to video coordinator on August 16, 2013. He spent the 2012-13 season as one of the program's graduate assistants.
Yoder was instrumental in helping K-State to one of its best seasons in 2012-13, as the Wildcats posted a 27-8 overall record and a 14-4 mark in league play en route to their first-ever Big 12 regular-season championship and a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. In his role as graduate assistant, he helped with the initial breakdown of game video, aided in scouting opponents and coordinated film exchange with then video coordinator Drew Speraw.
Yoder, 26, came to K-State in August 2012 after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. He helped the Cobras to a 19-13 record and a trip to the finals of the Region 24 Tournament. He spent three years (2008-11) as a manager for Weber at Illinois, including serving as head manager in 2010-11. He spent two years playing point guard at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill.
The all-time leading scorer (1,517) at Okaw Valley High School in Bethany, Ill. Yoder graduated from Illinois in May 2011 with a degree in kinesiology. He is pursuing a master's degree in College Student Personnel and Intercollegiate Athletics.