Mar 22, 2020 6:48 PM

K-State's Eilert named Big 12 Video Coordinator of the Year

Posted Mar 22, 2020 6:48 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. – In an announcement by the Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA), Kansas State Director of Video Services Scott Eilert has been named the 2019-20 Big 12 Conference Video Coordinator of the Year.

Eilert was selected by his peers in the Big 12 to receive the award, his sixth conference video coordinator of the year award. In 1998, he was selected as the Bob Matley National Video Coordinator of the Year. This year’s conference award makes him a finalist for the Bob Matey award, which 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.

Eilert is in his 29th season overseeing the football program’s state-of-the-art video editing system as Kansas State’s senior video coordinator. He is a founding member and former executive officer of CSVA and was inducted into the organization’s Sports Film and Video Hall of Fame in May of 2017. In 2001 and again in 2003, Eilert won SAVVY Awards for best motivational video, while his 2010 submission in the “highlight” category placed second.

Eilert has played a vital role in the success of the Wildcat football program. He coordinates and implements the use of video technology for practices and games, as well as managing statistical analysis tools for the coaching staff to use in game strategy preparation.

In addition to his work assisting the coaching staff and promoting the program, Eilert has also played a major role in the upgrades and improvement of facilities around Bill Snyder Family Stadium, providing audio/visual consultation for the West Stadium Center, while he was directly involved with audio/visual integration for the Vanier Family Football Complex featuring A/V technology supporting the needs of the football players and coaching staff, as well as Vanier Complex guests.

Having supported the Wildcats for 21 bowl games and two Big 12 Championships, other highlights of Eilert’s career include facilitating the video needs of the Wildcats during their 1992 regular season game in Tokyo, Japan. K-State spent a week in Japan as they prepared to play Nebraska in the Coca-Cola Classic. Eilert also spent a week at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin with Manhattan and Junction City dignitaries documenting how America’s fighting forces train for military action. Another great moment for Eilert is when he ran main camera and served as editor for the internet vignettes known as “The Recruit,” a creative collaboration with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet to celebrate head coach Bill Snyder and the start of the 2018 football season.

A 1991 K-State graduate, Eilert spent three years as K-State’s assistant video director while an undergraduate student. He also spent one year as a video assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs as well as a broadcast engineer for the Kansas City ABC affiliate, KMBC.

Outside of his busy professional life, Eilert takes great pride serving on the board of directors for Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc. BLDC is a private, nonprofit-organization serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities covering several counties in Kansas.

A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Eilert is married to the former Meggan Luke. The couple has two daughters, MaKenna and Hailey.

– k-statesports.com –

LACKEY

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications

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Season ticket priority deadline for football is extended to May 1

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, K-State Athletics announced today that the season ticket priority deadline for the 2020 football season, originally set for April 17, has been extended to May 1.“These are certainly unprecedented times that have impacted our entire country, and we want to do everything we can to be of assistance to our fans,” Athletics Director Gene Taylor said. “While we are firmly focused on the health and well-being of our country by maintaining flexibility and adaptability each and every day, we do look forward to returning to a degree of normalcy which includes an exciting 2020 football season.”Along with the deadline extension, a new three-month payment plan will be introduced. This payment plan will give fans the flexibility of being able to secure their seats but won’t require them to make a payment toward their balance until May 1.

Season ticket options start at less than $22 per game, a savings of more than 50-percent off the single-game price. All season ticket prices in Bill Snyder Family Stadium remain unchanged for 2020.In addition, those with a group, company, or event who want to celebrate at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the 2020 football season, the Wabash Landing is a great option for groups ranging from 100-150 people. The Ahearn Fund is currently taking requests which will be extended through the new May 1 deadline, and interested parties can contact 1.888.232.9074 or email [email protected].Both the ticket office (1.800.221.CATS) and Ahearn Fund office (1.888.232.9074) have staff available to take calls 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fans can also log into their on-line account or purchase new tickets at kstatesports.com.

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KENNY LANNOUExecutive Associate A.D. for Communications and Public Relations | K-State Athletics