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Penn State football plucks staffer from an SEC team for Assistant Video Director role

Greg Pickelby:Greg Pickel06/07/24

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Penn State football has found its next assistant video director. The Nittany Lions are hiring Georgia video coordinator Kyle Lane to replace Joe Loosemore, who left the program after multiple years this offseason to take a promotion on Manny Diaz’s Duke staff. Lane joins an award-winning group in State College that is led by Director of Coaching Technology Jevin Stone.

“Beyond excited to welcome Kyle Lane as our new Assistant Video Director! Kyle is very well respected in the video industry and have worked with a lot of Penn Staters that speak VERY highly of him,” Stone wrote on Twitter Friday morning.

The hiring is likely the final one Penn State will have to make before head coach James Franklin’s staff starts preseason camp in late July.

Get to know Kyle Lane

Lane is a New Jersey native. After graduating from Temple, he broke into college football as a football video assistant at Columbia. From there, he’d spend a season at Kansas before serving as Temple’s Football Video Coordinator from 2017-2019. He then was at Mississippi State from 2019-2021, where he worked with former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead for one season, before joining the Bulldogs in his current role in 2021.

“It’s kind of a three-part deal,” Lane told Community News about his position at Georgia. “You have the obvious film stuff. We put in every college football game every weekend. We have it in our system called XOS (recently bought out by Catapult Thunder).

“We’ve got the film side of stuff, where we do some cool things with that. We have a way they can see every third-and-7 or third-and-12 from the right hash mark with the click of a button. You have an easy way to sort all formations. We also act like an in-house IT department.

“And the third part is, we’re here for the coaches, anything they need. Technical stuff, basic computer questions, stuff like that. We have a big board at the indoor facility. We manage that, put diagrams up during practice, that kind of stuff.”

More on Stone’s staff at Penn State

Lane joins an award-winning group that is Stone will direct for the 13th season in 2024. The Collegiate Sports Video Association named Stone the 2023-2024 Video Coordinator of the Year. It also recognized him and his staff as the 2023-2024 Motivational video award winner for its pre-Maryland hype video. And, it also called the video clip Franklin tweets when he shares that a new commitment comes in the short social category winner of the year. You can watch it in the embedded tweet below.

#WeAre…Better#107kStrong#PSUnrivaledpic.twitter.com/r0ExnE4qI9— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin)May 8, 2024

Stone’s staff has been recognized as one of the best in college football repeatedly. Much of their work is regularly viewed. But, they do their work behind the scenes with little fanfare. It is an important job within the program, though, which means Penn State will have no shortage of strong applicants.

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