May 23, 2012
Alumnus Named Nation's Top Video Coordinator
An Eastern Illinois University alumnus has been selected as the nation's top collegiate sports video coordinator.
Christopher Luke was selected as the winner of the 15th Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year Award. Luke is the Director of Football Video Operations at the University of North Carolina.
Luke, 36, is a native of Hoopeston, Illinois and is a 1998 graduate of Eastern with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication. While attending Eastern, he worked as Student Video Coordinator for the E.I.U. football team. He went on to receive a Master's Degree at Northern Illinois University while serving as Football Video Coordinator. Luke worked for the football programs at the University of Missouri and Texas A & M before moving to North Carolina in 2008.
The Bob Matey Award is presented annually by the Collegiate Sports Video Association 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. A pioneer in the coaches' video field, Bob Matey was instrumental in the development of Texas A&M's video laboratory. Luke worked as an Assistant Video Coordinator at Texas A&M from 2004 to 2008 and is the first Bob Matey Award winner to have worked in the Texas A&M lab.