April 15, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State Athletics Video Coordinator Bill Garren has been named the 2013 Collegiate Sports Video Association's (CSVA) Western Athletic Conference Video Coordinator of the Year for the fourth-year in a row it was recently announced.
Garren was selected for the award by his peers in the WAC and is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year. The conference and National Video Coordinator of the Year Awards will be presented during the 19th annual Collegiate Sports Video Conference, May 13-16 in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Garren, who is in his eighth year at Utah State, is responsible for managing all aspects of athletic video and editing within the department. His responsibilities also include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the video room and assisting with the video needs of all of USU's 16 intercollegiate sports.
Additionally, Garren also provides technical support and training for coaches and support staff using the latest video technology available.
Along with his day-to-day duties, Garren and his staff produce numerous football highlight and motivational videos throughout the year that are shown to booster groups and recruits, and are also available on the internet.
As one of the longest-tenured video coordinators in the WAC, Garren and his staff have been instrumental in numerous enhancements for both the Aggie football coaching staff and players to utilize game film. In his efforts, Garren has overseen the construction of the video room in the Stan & Carl Laub Athletics-Academics Complex, and upgrades to equipment in all meeting rooms and offices.
Under Garren's direction, the video department has streamlined the network in order for coaches and players to have open access to watch video. Today, any football player can easily view all of his reps or study tendencies of an opponent, and coaches have instant access to recruiting film online in order to evaluate potential future players.
Prior to his current role at Utah State, Garren served as the video coordinator at Idaho State in 2000 and 2001 before moving to San Jose State for the 2002 season. He was then an assistant football and track coach at his high school in Montrose, Colo., in 2003 before spending the 2004 and 2005 seasons as video coordinator at Idaho State.
Garren was an all-conference football player at Montrose (Colo.) High School before playing two seasons at Ricks College (currently BYU-Idaho) and then one season at Idaho State.
A native of Grand Junction, Colo., Garren earned a master's degree in athletic administration from Idaho State in 2005. He and his wife Melinda have four children, Maia, Ellie, Milly, and Tyler.
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