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John Bader, Recruiting Coordinator at NCSA

John Bader, Recruiting Coordinator

Southeast Missouri State University
[email protected]
(872) 270-9240

I live in Farmington, MO, where I have lived since I was 4 years old. After playing baseball, basketball, and soccer in high school, I graduated and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. I graduated from SEMO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. During my time at SEMO, I played club baseball and intramural soccer, while also being an assistant coach with my High School in Farmington.

After graduating, I accepted a job with Farmington Parks and Recreation, where I was a youth sport leagues and events coordinator. Prior to working full-time with the department, I had started as a lifeguard at 16 and worked my way up to Water Park and Athletics Personnel Supervisor. During my time working as a coordinator, I ran a variety of leagues, created and ran events such as Wiggle and Giggle Fishing Derby, Mud Bowl, and Movies in the Park, and assisted with the Water Park.

From there, I began working for NCSA as a recruiting coordinator in May of 2022. I am very excited to get to work with high school athletes and show them a service that would have been amazing to know about when I was going through the same process they are.

In my free time, I spend time with friends while watching sports, especially NASCAR, playing corn hole, and playing golf. My favorite sports to watch are Baseball, Football, and NASCAR. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr.