Brandon Yoder begins his eighth year as an assistant athletic trainer at K-State, including his fourth as the primary trainer for the men's basketball team. In addition to his duties as men's basketball trainer, he assists in the care of student-athletes for the women's equestrian team.
Yoder joined the men's basketball staff after spending three years with the Wildcat baseball and women's equestrian teams. The baseball team earned its first bid to the NCAA Tournament in his final season in 2009. Prior to this stint, he spent the 2006 spring season as the primary athletic trainer with the track and field program.
Before coming to Manhattan, Yoder worked at the University of Cincinnati covering Bearcat football and baseball for one year. Prior to Cincinnati, he received his master's degree in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. While a graduate assistant at SMU, Yoder was the primary care provider for both the men's and women's tennis teams, while assisting with the Mustangs' football team for two years under NATA Hall of Fame member Cash Birdwell.
Yoder earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in athletic training and a second in physical education from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, in 2003. While attending Graceland, he was a four-year letterwinner for the Yellowjacket baseball team.
He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Manhattan with their two daughters, Peyton and Kamryn.