Geitz Named Co-FCS Video Coordinator of the Year
Rick Geitz
Rick Geitz

May 30, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State football game analysis coordinator Rick Geitz recently received one of the highest honors in his profession, when he was named the 2012-13 Co-FCS Video Coordinator of the Year by The Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA) at its annual banquet.

Geitz was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the FCS to receive the Coordinator of the Year honor.

Geitz is in his seventh season as the Illinois State football game analysis coordinator. In that role, he oversees the videotaping of all practices and games, including the assignment of videographers and preparing shooting schedules for each practice. He is also responsible for editing and processing video, while providing the day-to-day oversight of the football video network computer system.

Prior to joining the Illinois State staff, Geitz worked three years as the master control operator at KPTH-TV in Sioux City, Neb. Before his stint at KPTH, Geitz worked five years in intercollegiate athletics. From 2000-02, Geitz served as the football video coordinator at Boise State, after working two years at Drake with the same title.

Before getting involved with video, Geitz's football career began at the coaching level. For two seasons, he served as the special teams coordinator at Drake, before working four years at Simpson College. At Simpson, he mentored the wide receivers, tight ends and offensive line.

He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Collegiate Sports Video Association, where he serves as the FCS representative for the organization. Geitz earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1991 from Wartburg College. He and his wife, Stefanie, reside in McLean, Ill.

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