"Father of MSSU Soccer" Program Guest

October 24, 2012

CONTACT: Judy Stiles

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Hal Bodon, the first head coach of the Missouri Southern men's soccer team, returned to Southern after his 1996 retirement to be inducted into the Southern Hall of Fame. Bodon introduced men's soccer in 1972 and became the first coach when it became a varsity sport at MSSU in 1976.

Coaching the men's soccer team for 11 seasons, Bodon retired with a record of 138-74-21 and had the soccer field named after him.

Bodon joins Newsmakers to reminisce on founding the men's soccer team and his years as a communications professor, as well as expressing his joy and honor in being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The interview will air on KGCS-TV at the following times:

Sun., Oct. 28—5:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 29—5:30 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 30—5:30 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 31—5:30 p.m.

The program will also air on KOAM Saturday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 a.m.

KGCS programming may be seen over the air on digital channel 22, and on regional cable television systems including Cable One, Mediacom and Suddenlink. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.