Memphis' Dunnagan Receives National Recognition
May 21, 2013
Darby Dunnagan, video coordinator at the University of Memphis has been selected the 2013 Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year by the Collegiate Sports Video Association.
Dunnagan, a two-time Conference USA Video Coordinator of the Year winner, was selected by a majority of her peers from the CSVA membership to receive the national award.
"It is such an incredible honor to win this award and to represent the University of Memphis in such a positive light," Dunnagan said. "To be recognized by your peers at this level is professionally the most rewarding feeling you can have a video coordinator. The caliber of men in that small circle is amazing and I am so humbled to be standing up there with them."
Dunnagan is starting her seventh season as the Memphis Tigers' video coordinator.
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.
Dunnagan and her staff are responsible for filming all football practices and games. She utilizes XOS Thunder to edit and create specialized footage for the coaches for both self and opponent scout purposes. She also oversees all football motivational and production pieces.
In addition to her football duties, Dunnagan also over sees game film for women's basketball and both soccers. Her office is responsible for web streaming and filming highlights of all 18 University of Memphis Athletic teams. They produce content for all off campus video boards and the school website. They also produce content for and manage any on campus video boards.
Dunnagan was named the 2011 Collegiate Sports Video Association's C-USA Video Coordinator of the Year.
A native of Rural Retreat, Va., Dunnagan worked two years as a graduate assistant in the video department at Marshall prior to coming to Memphis. While at Marshall, she prepared and distributed weekly opponent exchange tapes, supervised student assistants and assisted the video coordinator in the day-to-day operations of the department. She earned her master's degree in sports administration in May, 2007.
Dunnagan received her start in athletics at the University of Virginia while working on a bachelor's degree in anthropology and sociology. She was a student manager for the football team for two seasons before switching to the video department. She worked three years in video operations and earned her bachelor's degree in May, 2005.