Missouri State awards dinner will take place May 9 at Ramada Oasis in Springfield
Cody Seidel is in his third year as the Bears' video coordinator and full-time administrative assistant.
His appointment to the full-time ranks came after four seasons as a student manager under former head coach Cuonzo Martin and current coach Paul Lusk. Seidel replaced Sam McMahon as video coordinator in June 2012.
As video coordinator, he coordinates the Bears' video exchange, breaks down MSU and opponents' game film, produces highlight and motivational reels for the team, and assists with summer camps. He also works closely with the coaches and team academic counselors, assists with team academic oversight, and provides administrative support during both office hours and practices.
A native of Jefferson City, Mo., Seidel joined the Bears in September of 2008 as team manager. He spent four seasons with the club and was named head manager for first-year head coach Paul Lusk for the 2011-12 season. His efforts in that capacity helped make him an easy choice to fill the video coordinator role after helping coordinate practice and travel logistics, equipment, film breakdown and mentoring the Bears' staff of student managers.
He earned his B.S. Ed. in secondary mathematics from Missouri State in May 2012 after completing student-teaching requirements at Ozark (Mo.) High School and Springfield's Parkview High. He is also a product of the rigorous MSU Honors College, placing him in distinct company among Missouri State alumni.
He attended Helias High School in Jefferson City where he was a varsity football standout for the Crusaders and Coach Chris Hentges. He also was active within the Jefferson City sports community, working as a baseball umpire, field maintenance coordinator and summer camp counselor for various Jeff City Parks and Recreation programs.
Seidel, 24, was married on May 10 to the former Sara Unger of Lake Ozark, Mo. He is pursuing a master's in administrative studies with a sports management option.