Ethan Schmidt has been the Sports Director at KODE since July of 2017. He came to Joplin after spending two years as the Weekend Sports Anchor in Marquette, Michigan (which is in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula).
Ethan received his Bachelor of Science in Communication (’13) and Master of Arts in Corporate Communication (’15) at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee (Let’s Go Peay!). During his time at APSU he served as a play-by-play and color commentator for the school radio station and the Ohio Valley Conference Network. He also did local high school commentary for various radio stations in Clarksville.
Born in McCook, Nebraska, Ethan has lived in numerous states and cities due to his father being a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. This is his second time living in the state of Missouri, as a child he lived near St. Louis where his mother was born and raised.
He is an avid sports fan with his favorite sport being football. He played football and ran track in high school. On Sunday’s during the NFL season, you can find him glued to the television watching the Green Bay Packers playing.
Ethan is excited to be in Joplin with his wife, Cali, and their two cats, Marcell and Bella.
Please feel free to reach out to Ethan if you have any questions or comments!