April 24, 2015
Scott Eilert named the Big 12 Conference Video Coordinator of the Year
The Collegiate Sports Video Association has named Scott Eilert, director of video services for the K-State football program, the 2014-2015 Big 12 Conference Video Coordinator of the Year.
Eilert was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the Big 12 to receive the honor. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced at the association's annual banquet on May 14. Eilert previously won the Bob Matey award for his efforts during the 1999-2000 season with Kansas State University.
The Bob Matey Award is presented to the video coordinator who displays innovation, determination, perseverance, and technical skill as portrayed by the late Bob Matey, legendary video coordinator from Texas A&M.
Eilert is completing his 23rd season as director of video services for the K-State football program. Prior to his director role, Eilert spent a season with the Kansas City Chiefs as a video assistant and worked as a technical engineer for the Kansas City’s ABC affiliate KMBC.
As to be expected, Eilert's department manages coaching video services for the Wildcat football team. Those specific services include daily responsibilities of coordinating video recording and editing of practices, and weekly services including video recording and editing K-State football games with assistance from six student staff members, one graduate assistant and one full-time assistant.
A founding member of the Collegiate Sports Video Association and former executive officer of the association, he acts as conference representative to the Big 12 video coordinators.
"The CSVA has been a fantastic organization for coaching centric video departments," Eilert said. "The value is found in the 20 plus business partners teaming up with the CSVA membership to promote technological advances that better serve our teams and athletics departments."
A 1991 K-State graduate, Eilert spent three years as a K-State's video assistant while an undergraduate student and has seen an incredible transformation in the world of coaching video.
"Efficiency and quality have taken giant leaps forward," he said. "Processes that took hours to perform now take minutes. Some even seconds."
Eilert has watched and actively participated in the collegiate sports' world transition from video tape to high definition video media files and consequently the movement from stacks of expensive video tape machines to cost effective hard drive based cameras and computers.
Eilert is married to Meggan, and they have two daughters, MaKenna and Hailey.