Football: Kelley Earns BIG EAST Honor

  • May 04, 2010 08:32 PM
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May 4, 2010

  Brett Kelley

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University's Brett Kelley was named The Collegiate Sports Video Association’s BIG EAST Video Coordinator of the Year.

Kelley was voted on by his peers in the BIG EAST to become the Coordinator of the Year. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year. The national award will be handed out at the CSVA banquet on May 14th, 2010.

This is Kelley’s first Conference Coordinator of the Year award.

The Bob Matey Award is presented to the individual who possesses the qualities and attributes that exude the characteristics that were portrayed from the late Bob Matey, video coordinator from Texas A&M.

Here is a bio on the legacy of Bob Matey.

A pioneer in the coaches’ video field, Bob Matey was instrumental in the development and operation of Texas A&M’s video laboratory from 1987 until his death in 1997.

Matey oversaw the technical transition from film acquisition to videotape acquisition of football practices and games as Texas A&M was one of the first colleges in the country to convert to the BetaCam format in 1987. The use of videotape revolutionized the play-by-play breakdown of games and practices and has become an industry standard for football players and coaches in game preparation and evaluation. Bob was also at the forefront of the transition to non-linear editing tools for coaching breakdown at Texas A&M.

Matey’s background as a player and coach were valuable commodities for the Texas A&M Video laboratory as the Aggie football team won six conference championship and made nine bowl trips. In addition to his coach’s video work, Matey also produced both the football and basketball coaches shows.

Matey came to Texas A&M in 1984 and served as a volunteer, part-time and graduate assistant football coach, working primarily with the defensive line, before becoming the head of the video laboratory in 1987. Before coming to Texas A&M, Matey served as defensive line coach at Pittsburgh from 1973-82, first under Johnny Majors and later under Jackie Sherrill. The Panthers won the national championship in 1976.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Iowa State, in 1972. He lettered three years as a nose guard for the Cyclones, earning All-Big 8 honors in 1971. He earned a degree in physical education from ISU in 1972.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Matey was a two-time all-city fullback and linebacker at Chaney High School and was inducted in the school's Hall of Fame in 2008.

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