The Collegiate Sports Video Association named Ricky Palmer, Video Coordinator for Rutgers University, the 2012-2013 Big East Video Coordinator of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Palmer was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the Big East to receive the Video Coordinator of the Year honor. He is now a finalist for the prestigious BobMatey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual CSVA banquet on May 16, 2013.
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.
Ricky Palmer is in his fourth season with the Rutgers football team as the head video coordinator. In his role, Palmer oversees all video operations for the program.
Palmer and assistant coordinator Alex DelVecchio oversee 44 DVSport high definition video stations all throughout the Hale Center at Rutgers. Daily responsibilities includes running meetings, managing seven cameras at practice, and editing all coaching and highlight films along with many other responsibilities. Palmeralso manages a number of video servers that totals in storage over 150 Terabytes.
After spending one year as an intern with the Cleveland Browns under video coordinator Patrick Dolan and three years with the Cincinnati Bengals under video coordinator Travis Brammer, Palmer got hired at Rutgers in 2010 as the head video coordinator for the football team.
Palmer was recognized in 2012 by his peers for the CSVA Video Coordinator of the Year award for the Big East conference for the 2011-12 football seasons.
A 2006 graduate of Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, Palmer earned a degree in Communications. Palmer was also a four-year letterman and a captain in his senior year playing left guard for the Wilmington football team.
A proud native of Cleveland, Ohio, Palmer currently lives in Piscataway, N.J. with his wife, Eileen.