Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Geoff Stephens, TV Production Teacher at Nease, Named High School Video Coordinator of the Year!

The Collegiate Sports Video Association named Geoff Stephens, Video Coordinator for the Nease High School football coaching staff, the 2015-2016 High School Video Coordinator of the Year.

Stephens was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the CSVA to receive the Coordinator of the Year honor. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual CSVA banquet on May 12th, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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.

Stephens is in his 16th year as Video Coordinator with the Panthers. In addition to managing the filming and editing of practices and games he also coaches the kickers and punters. Under his guidance, seven players have received all-state honors and three have gone on to play in college.

If coordinating video and coaching weren’t enough, Stephens also teaches Television Production and Sports Media at NHS. In his classes, students learn the ins and outs of broadcast media while also covering every game of all 26 Panthers athletics teams and even graduation. Students learn how to shoot and edit footage for broadcast as well as produce highlights for each sport.

This is Stephens’ second time winning the High School Video Coordinator of the Year award. He previously received the award in 2013-2014.

Stephens earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Mississippi State while also kicking for the football team. In 1995 and 1996, he was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He and his wife, Beth, have a daughter, Allyson.