LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech announced Saturday it has promoted Eric Gerald to Director of Football Video. Gerald, a longtime member of the football video staff, assumed the position at the start of preseason camp.
In his new role, Gerald will oversee a staff of two full-time assistants as well as several student assistants in coordinating all the video needs for the Red Raider football program, including filming and editing practice and game film in addition to breaking down opponent film. Gerald was previously a video coordinator within the program for six seasons prior to his promotion.
“This is a vital position in our program, and we couldn’t be more excited that Eric has accepted this new role,” head coach Joey McGuire said. “Eric has already proven he will flourish in this new position as he has the trust of not only myself but our entire coaching staff.”
Gerald, a 2015 graduate of Texas Tech with a degree in electronic media and communications, was previously a student assistant in the Texas Tech sports broadcasting department as well as with the football team video staff prior to being hired full-time before the 2017 season.
Jacob Chavarria, who spent the 2022 season as a post-grad assistant with the football program, will move into Gerald’s previous role as video coordinator. He was previously a student assistant under Gerald for four seasons prior to earning a full-time position on the staff. Texas Tech has hired Marcelo Hernandez to fill Chavarria’s previous position as an assistant video coordinator.
Gerald replaces Chris Velasquez, who departed the program in July to take a position with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL. Velasquez had previously oversaw the video responsibilities of the football program for 11 seasons.
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