BYU's Lane Olson also honored as the Video Coordinator of the Year among indpendent universities
The Collegiate Sports Video Association inducted Chad Bunn, BYU’s director of video operations, into the Sports Film and Video Hall of Fame in recognition for his dedication and accomplishments in the sports video profession. Through his innovation, desire and commitment, Bunn has helped pave the way for the future of the sports video profession. Bunn is only the third NCAA inductee into the Sports Film and Video Hall of Fame.
In addition to his Hall of Fame honors, Bunn was selected by a majority vote of his peers in the NCAA to receive the Basketball Coordinator of the Year honor.
The CSVA also honored BYU’s Lane Olson as the Video Coordinator of the Year among independent universities. Olson, who has been with BYU since 2008, is the video coordinator for BYU football and the assistant director of video operations for the BYU athletic department.
Bunn recently completed his 22nd year as a full-time staff member of the BYU athletic department and 32nd year overall at BYU.
“It’s really an honor and I’m really humbled,” Bunn said. “It’s an amazing thing to think that I had the opportunity to try to do something within our profession with just 19 members all those years back and then to attend a banquet with over 200 members now. I’m really grateful to BYU for the support they’ve given me over the years. It’s really a neat thing for me to have something in my profession that I love and am passionate about and then to be honored for it. I’m extremely grateful to BYU and to the CSVA.”
In the 10 years prior to being full time staff, Bunn served as a student manager and graduate assistant for the football team. In 1984, BYU won a football National Championship under Hall of Fame Coach LaVell Edwards with Bunn as one of the managers. Bunn also served a church mission in Miami, Fla. for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In 1991, Bunn was hired as the first full time video coordinator for the BYU football and basketball programs. About that same time, Bunn attended a Panasonic users seminar in Las Vegas where he met peers from other NCAA Division I athletic programs. Discussions were held at that time concerning the formation and organization of a National Association for Video Coordinators. This organization would help to promote the role of video coordinator and provide a place for dialogue and development within the profession.
Talks continued between various video coordinators over the next few years until the summer of 1994 when a handful of video coordinators gathered in South Bend, Ind., on the campus of Notre Dame and there formed The Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA). At that inaugural meeting, elections were held and Bunn was elected to the office of President in which he served two consecutive terms.
From that time until now, Bunn has seen the CSVA grow from a few charter members to a membership of more than 200. Bunn has served on various advisory committees within the organization and has been an attendee at every convention. In 2002 Bunn received the highest honor given by the CSVA, The Bob Matey Award as The National Video Coordinator of the Year.
From 1993 until the present, Bunn has served as the video coordinator for the Western Athletic Conference (1993-99) and the Mountain West Conference (1999-present) postseason basketball tournament.
When officials replay was introduced to NCAA Football in the mid 2000s, Bunn was asked to consult for the MWC. Bunn also served as a video technician and communicator in the replay booth for the MWC. Currently as part of Bunn’s daily responsibilities, he coordinates all replay responsibilities for football and basketball between the officials, conference office and BYU.
In 2004, Bunn was named Director of the BYU Athletic Video Department. His primary responsibility is men’s and women’s basketball. He also assists with football and 18 other NCAA Division I sanctioned sports.
Bunn is involved in many community service organizations outside of his BYU responsibilities. He has served for over 15 years in various Utah County Republican Party positions such as; Precinct Chairman and Vice Chairman, State and County Delegate, Steering, Executive and Central Committee member and District Legislative Chairman.
Bunn currently serves as CEO and President of the Board of Trustees for Intermountain Specialized Abuse and Treatment Center, a non-profit organization that treats abused children. He also serves on his local High School Community Council and teaches Sunday school in his church. Bunn received a B.A. in communications from BYU in 1989. A native of Richmond Utah, he is married to the former Lorie Petersen. They have two daughters, Elisha and McKella and a son-in-law Patrick Rhoades Jr.