One of the most decorated basketball players UNI history now has a new role with the team.

Head Coach Ben Jacobson has announced the promotion of video coordinator and former All-American Seth Tuttle to his staff as an assistant coach. Tuttle is filling a position opened up in March when former long-time assistant coach Kyle Green stepped down to join new coach T.J. Otzelberger's staff at Iowa State.

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"We are thrilled to add Seth as an assistant coach," Jacobson said in a press release announcing Tuttle's promotion. "As a player and most recently as our video coordinator, Seth has brought great passion and energy to everything he's been a part of. His numbers as a player speak for themselves, but I'm most proud of who he is as a person, a teammate and a leader. He takes tremendous pride in our program, our university and our community, which will continue to help him represent all of us at the highest level. I know Seth will be great in this role and he's ready to get to work."

Tuttle has been part of Jacobson's staff since 2018. First working as a graduate assistant, he moved to the video coordinator position in 2020.

"I am beyond excited to be hired as an assistant coach here at UNI," Tuttle said. "Being a former player, I am aware of the tradition and passion that comes with being a part of UNI basketball. I don't take this opportunity lightly and can't wait to help continue the success this university and its fans deserve. I am thankful for being able to learn and work with Coach Jacobson and his staff these last two years. This is a dream come true and I cannot wait to get started."

A native of Sheffield, Tuttle played for the Panthers under Jacobson from 2011-2015 following a standout prep career at West Fork High School. While playing at UNI, he led the Panthers to a Missouri Valley Conference championship and an NCAA Tournament victory over Wyoming.

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Tuttle was the MVC Freshman of the Year in 2012 and named First Team All-MVC in 2014 and 2015 while being honored as the league's Larry Bird Player of the Year in 2015. Following the 2015 season, Tuttle was named a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press and a Third Team All-American by USA Today. He scored 1,747 career points at UNI, which is the fourth-most in school history.

Following his collegiate career, Tuttle signed with the Miami Heat for the 2015 NBA Summer League. He then went on to play three seasons of professional basketball overseas in Germany and Belgium.

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