Virginia Tech’s Tom Booth named the Atlantic coast conference video coordinator of the year by the collegiate sports video association.
The Collegiate Sports Video Association named Tom Booth, Assistant Director of Coaches Video and Technology for the Virginia Tech football coaching staff, the 2015-2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Video Coordinator of the Year.
Booth was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the ACC to receive the Conference Coordinator of the Year honor. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual CSVA banquet on May 12th, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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.
Booth is in his 17th year with Virginia Tech. He came to Virginia Tech from WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia where he worked as a news and sports videographer, shooting and editing packages for use on-air, while also filing in as a sports anchor on occasion.
At Tech, Booth started as a producer for HokieVision, creating content for the video boards in Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum. In 2002, he transitioned to assisting the football coaching staff with game tape breakdown, opponent scouting, videoing practice, and the development of recruiting and motivational videos. He works closely with the Hokie football staff in developing the team's game plan utilizing state-of-the-art XOS Thunder HD technology.
In 2015, Booth led VT’s efforts in upgrading their network of computers in addition to coordinating the purchase and installation of six robotic cameras in their new football facility. At practice he oversees up to eight students and 10 cameras on a daily basis.
Booth also assists other Tech athletic programs with audiovisual support providing insight into the latest audio/video technology.
A native of Erwin, Tennessee, Booth graduated from Virginia Tech in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He and his wife, Derley, reside in Christiansburg, Virginia.