Doug Aucoin Named CSVA Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year

Louisiana State University’s Doug Aucoin has been named the Collegiate Sports Video Association’s 2010 Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year. He was recognized by his peers at the 16th-annual CSVA banquet on May 13.

In his 13th season as LSU’s video coordinator, Aucoin has turned LSU’s football video department into the one of the finest in the nation. The multimillion-dollar department rivals that of most NFL teams.

This is the first national award for Aucoin, who has been SEC Video Coordinator of the Year three times (in 2000, 2007, and 2010) and was a finalist for National Video Coordinator of the Year in 2007.

Aucoin, who joined the Tigers in 1997 after a stint with Tulane, is responsible for analytical support of computer and video technologies, including taping of games and practices, opponent video exchange, self-scout and opponent breakdowns, and tape cut-ups used as a teaching tool. He also manages the computer network that the coaches use for statistical analysis as well as self-scouting and the scouting of opponents and produces a weekly highlight and motivational video for the team.

Aucoin oversees a staff of eight: a full-time assistant, a graduate assistant, and six student assistants.

Prior to working for Tulane, Aucoin was employed by the New Orleans Saints as an assistant to his brother, Albert, who was video director for the Saints. Their father, Erby, is a member of the Saints Hall of Fame for his pioneering analytical film work in the early years of the National Football League.

The Bob Matey Award is presented to the individual who possesses the qualities and attributes of the late Bob Matey, video coordinator for Texas A&M. A pioneer in the coaches’-video field, he was instrumental in the development and operation of the university’s video laboratory from 1987 until his death in 1997.

He oversaw the technical transition from film acquisition to videotape acquisition of football practices and games when Texas A&M was one of the first colleges in the country to convert to the Betacam format, in 1987. The use of videotape revolutionized the play-by-play breakdown of games and practices and has become an industry standard for football players and coaches in game preparation and evaluation. Matey was also at the forefront of the transition to non-linear editing tools for coaching breakdown at A&M.

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