Original article (Agugua-Hamilton Finalizes Assistant Coaching Staff) on Missouri State University’s athletic website missouristatebears.com.
Missouri State women’s basketball coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton filled her three assistant coaching positions Wednesday, tabbing Franqua (Fran-SWAH) Bedell (buh-DELL), Seth Minter and Tori Jankoska (jan-KOSS-kuh) to join the Lady Bear staff.
“I am extremely excited about my staff,” Coach Mox said of her assistants. “All three are great coaches with high character and integrity. I am certain they will contribute in multiple areas as they are hard-working, self-motivated individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience!”
Hires are subject to final approval by the Missouri State Board of Governors at its next meeting on May 16.
Seth Minter comes to Missouri State after spending eight years at Western Illinois, the last seven as Associate Head Coach. He serves as recruiting coordinator on Coach Mox’s staff.
“I am beyond blessed and excited for the opportunity to join the rich tradition of women’s basketball at Missouri State,” said Minter. “I am thankful to Kyle Moats, Casey Hunt, and most importantly Coach Mox for the opportunity to join her staff at such an amazing institution and community. Missouri State offers so many great opportunities for student-athletes, and I can’t wait to be a part of Coach Mox’s vision to help maintain and expand on the great history of this program.”
Minter was integral to some of the best seasons in Western Illinois history, including the top six scoring seasons at WIU. In 2014-15, the Leathernecks ended a streak of eight consecutive losing seasons, earning a third-place Summit League finish, and translated that success into a second round WBI appearance the next year for the first postseason win in school history.
Western Illinois won a school-record 26 games in 2016-17, sweeping the Summit League regular season and tournament titles for the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth in 22 years, and defeated 18th-ranked Stanford on the road early in the 2017-18 campaign for WIU’s first-ever ranked win on the way to a 22-win season and WNIT bid for a third consecutive postseason appearance.
While at WIU, Minter recruited and coached 15 all-Summit League selections, six all-Newcomer Team members, two conference players of the year and two conference newcomers of the year. Additionally, Ashley Luke earned CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year honors in 2015, highlighting a culture of academic excellence that saw the Leathernecks post the second-highest GPA in the nation (3.75) in 2017-18.
Originally from Lancaster, Mo., Minter was the head women’s coach at Culver-Stockton during the 2010-11 season, leading the Wildcats to five conference wins after the program combined for just five league victories previous three seasons. Culver-Stockton saw a significant offensive improvement during his one season, and the team GPA increased from 2.7 to 3.3 with four Academic All-Americans.
Prior to the collegiate ranks, Minter coached three years at Canton (Mo.) High School, posting a 77-13 (.856) overall record. He earned a total of six coach of the year awards from four organizations, guiding Canton to a No. 1 state ranking in 2008-09, a runner-up state finish that same season, and fourth-place finish in 2010 after CHS had not advanced to the state tournament since 1977.
Minter received his bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from Culver-Stockton in 2006. He earned his master’s degree in educational administration from William Woods in 2010. He and his wife Jami have a daughter, Addilyn, and a son, Jase.
Coach Mox on Minter:
“Coach Minter will be my recruiting coordinator. Seth is an extremely organized, driven student of the game. He brings a wealth of knowledge, from Xs and Os to recruiting to player mentorship. He is great with data analytics and truly enjoys the grind. Seth is also a Missouri native, which will help us in the community, in recruiting, and beyond.”