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Wagner named Video Coordinator of the Year

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Wagner named Video Coordinator of the Year

FAYETTEVILLE – The Collegiate Sports Video Association named Andy Wagner, Director of Sports Video for the University of Arkansas, the 2011-12 Southeastern Conference Video Coordinator of the Year. Wagner will be sharing the title this year with Doug Aucoin, the Video Coordinator at LSU.

Wagner and Aucoin were selected by a vote of their peers in the Southeastern Conference to receive the Video Coordinator of the Year honors. They are now finalists for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual CSVA banquet on May 17, 2012.

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.

Wagner is in his fifth season with the University of Arkansas football team as the Director of Sports Video. Since arriving in Fayetteville, Wagner and his staff have been instrumental in numerous enhancements to create a conducive environment for both the Razorback coaching staff and players to utilize game film. In his efforts, Wagner has overseen the redesign of the video room in the Broyles Center and upgrades to equipment in all player meeting rooms.

Under Wagner’s direction, the video department has streamlined the network in order for coaches and players to have open access to watch video. Today, a Razorback 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.

Additionally, Wagner was a key developer of UA’s first recruiting web site,Thisisarkansasfootball.com, where visitors can learn about life as a Razorback through content produced by the athletic department. Most recently, Wagner helped develop the Petrino Plan app that was released in the spring of 2011 for the iPad, iPhone and the Android platform. Both of these ventures, which Wagner deployed over the last 2 years, have won awards.

Wagner came to Arkansas after spending eight years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and 10 years overall in the National Football League.

Prior to arriving in Fayetteville, Wagner was an assistant video coordinator with the Jaguars where he broke down game film on opponents, maintained professional and amateur video tape libraries, created highlight tapes and maintained the computer servers that housed Jacksonville’s archives.

Wagner’s professional career began in the summer of 1998 as an intern with the Indianapolis Colts where he stayed for two seasons.

A native of Indiana, Wagner graduated from Bremen High School in Bremen, Ind., before attending Butler University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in telecommunications in 1999. Wagner and his wife Karen reside in Springdale with their two daughters, Katelyn, 6, and Makenzie, 4.



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