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Booth chosen as top video coordinator

Tom Booth, left, receives “game ball” recognizing him as the ACC Video Coordinator of the Year.
Tom Booth, left, receives “game ball” recognizing him as the ACC Video Coordinator of the Year.

From Staff Reports

The Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA) recently named Tom Booth, assistant director of Coaches and Video and Technology for the Virginia Tech (VT) football coaching staff, the 2015-16 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Video Coordinator of the Year.

Booth, a native of Erwin, graduated from VT in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. He and his wife, Derley, currently reside in Virginia.

Booth was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the ACC to receive the Conference Coordinator of the Year award and was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which was scheduled to be presented last week during the annual CSVA banquet in Ohio.

Booth is in his 17th year with Virginia Tech. He joined VT from WSLS-TV in Roanoke where he worked as a news and sports videographer, shooting and editing packages for use on-air, while filling in as a sports anchor on occasion.

At VT, 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.

Booth 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, Booth oversees up to eight students and 10 cameras on a daily basis. Tom also assists other VT athletic programs with audiovisual support, providing insight into the latest audio/video technology.

Booth is the son of Nancy Booth of Erwin and the late Richard Booth.