Asst. AD, Productions & Multimedia
Jed Castro began his 2nd stint in the Virginia Tech Athletics Video department in 2005. A former Video Coordinator, Jed is now Senior Director for HokieVision. On a daily basis he is managing the entire HokieVision department and guiding its videoboard & website content. For 11 years before that Jed was producing content for the dept. and managing a vast array of student workers. In a former life Jed worked as a reporter/anchor for WSLS-TV in Roanoke, VA; executive producer of Virginia Tech Sports Today; director of video for Kairos - Los Angeles, and digital effects artist for the film Outsource.
A 1997 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Communication Studies, Jed is currently earning a master's degree from Virginia Tech. He resides in the New River Valley, enjoys traveling, and watching sports and movies. He and his wife have visited all 50 states in the Union, and have their goals set on every continent, so if you would like to help them make it to Antarctica, please contact him directly.
Senior Director, ACC Network Operations
Eric is a 2007 Virginia Tech graduate and returned to Blacksburg in April of 2018. He worked as a graduate assistant for HokieVision from 2005-07. He worked at Illinois and Florida State and before moving on to Arkansas to help launch the SEC Network in the fall of 2014. Eric has returned to VT as Senior Director of ACC Network Operations, helping the athletics department prepare for the official network launch in 2019. He is a St. Louis native and resides in Christiansburg with his wife, Lisa, children Kelsey and Joshua, and dog Sammi.
Asst. AD, Network & Broadcast Operations
Brian Walls began his involvement with the Virginia Tech Athletics Video Office as a student intern in 2000 and became Assistant Video Coordinator upon graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Communications in 2002. He earned his M.S. in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech in 2006. Brian produces for Hokievision, creating and producing content for the videoboards in Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum, as well as for hokiesports.com. Like two of his coworkers, Brian also worked at WSLS-TV in Roanoke, VA, as a Production Assistant and in Creative Services.
A native of Blacksburg, Brian has been a Hokie fan his entire life and has missed only one home football game since 1986. In his free time, Brian enjoys riding motorcycles, playing golf (poorly), and listening to live music.
Director, Football Coaches Video
Tom came to the Athletic Video Office at Virginia Tech in Sept. 2000 as an editor for HokieVision from WSLS-TV in Roanoke, VA where he was a news and sports videographer/reporter/anchor. From 2005-2013, Tom directed the videoboard production on football gamedays. For the 2014-15 seasons he headed up the department's coaches video unit. Beginning in Feb. 2021 he is back in the same role. Tom makes sure the football coaches and players have all the video they need to get ready for their next game. With the assistance of eight undergrads, the crew films every practice from multiple angles and uses a 50 computer network to analyze and dissect every move made by the team on the field. He was named ACC Video Coordinator of the year by his peers for the 2015 season.
Tom grew up in a Hokie family in Erwin,TN and has been an avid fan of Tech athletics since he was a child, attending Tech football games since he was 6 years old. He is a 1996 graduate of the Department of Communication at Virginia Tech. Tom and his wife reside in Christiansburg.
Associate Director, Engineering
After working three years as a student production assistant for HokieVision, Jacob joined the staff in 2020 as an engineer, mainly tasked with the set up/maintenance of equipment in all venues needed for ACC Network broadcasts.
He grew up a Hokie from Fredericksburg, Virginia having three sisters who also attended Virginia Tech.
Coordinator, Big Screens
Matt is a Roanoke, VA, native who joined the HokieVision team in 2015. Matt has been involved with audio-visual technology in church settings for 8+ years, and has done freelance work for nonprofits, local businesses, and community development projects. As a Media Specialist, Matt contributes to graphics, camera work, editing, and other aspects of video streaming through HokiesXtra and ESPN3, and supports the day-to-day operations of HokieVision. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking and hanging out in the outdoors with his wife Jaime,daughter Sydney and their dog Izzy.
Coordinator, Big Screens
Heidi joins the HokieVision team after working as a campus recruiter and marketing lead for a technology consulting firm in Washington, D.C. She is a 2016 graduate from the University of Virginia, where she studied Art Business and Marketing, and completed a minor in Studio Art, concentrating in Cinematography and Digital Media. Although she graduated as a Cavalier, Heidi was born and raised in Roanoke, VA, and has always considered herself a Hokie at heart. While in school, Heidi was a "Miller Arts Scholar" for drama and creative media, and interned at an on-campus innovative technology studio. Additionally, she has interned with the San Diego Film Festival as the production coordinator, and with the Jefferson Music Lab in her hometown as an audio engineer and music business intern. When she's not working, Heidi enjoys binge watching TV series that she's already seen multiple times, and giving her mom's dog haircuts without permission.
Associate Director, ACC Network
Daniel comes to HokieVision from Mercer University where he was a jack of all trades as Director of Video and Broadcasting. He was in charge of producing all the student run productions on ESPN3 for the entire athletic dept. He was also responsible for producing all of the social media content for football, MBB, lacrosse, soccer and baseball. He has three years experience working with the SEC Network while working as an Asst. Producer at the University of Kentucky.
Daniel will mainly be a Producer for all of HokieVision's broadcasts. He will be responsible for creating all the in-game features and the talent talking points for every home event. He is a proud 2014 graduate of Asbury University in Kentucky.
Coordinator, ACC Network
Amanda joined the HokieVision team in August of 2018 after working for two years as a Graduate Assistant for the department. She spent her undergraduate years in Blacksburg as well majoring in Multimedia Journalism. A native of Ashburn, VA she was born and raised a Hokie and never questioned the fact that maroon and orange DO go together. In her spare time, she enjoys curling up with a good book and playing with her rescue pup Ella.
Coordinator, ACC Network
Alex joined HokieVision in June of 2020 after graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in Journalism and minors in Sports Communications and Strategic Social Media. While at WVU he assisted with the athletic broadcasts and videoboard shows as a replay operator, camera operator, director and technical director. The Cleveland, Ohio native will be assisting HokieVision with ACCN broadcasts primarily in the replay room. Outside of work, Alex can be found hiking, lifting or enjoying his vinyl record collection.
Coordinator, ACC Network
Trever joined HokieVision in November 2020 coming from Pittsburgh, PA where he did freelance work for PantherVision at the University of Pittsburgh and for AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh. Additionally Trever worked at WPXI-TV the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh as a production assistant. He has 5 years of experience working at Pitt where he worked as part of the ACC Network team there working on the graphics bench as well as producing and audio mixing for broadcasts.
A native of Pittsburgh, Trever received a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 in Chemical Engineering and another Bachelor's from Point Park University in 2016 in Communications with a focus on Broadcasting. In his free time Trever loves to watch movies, read books and go out to see a play or musical or go on a hike.
Jordan joined HokieVision as an undergraduate student production assistant and student editor in 2015. Upon earning his B.A. in Public Relations and graduating in 2017, Jordan continued at HokieVision as a production assistant and editor before being hired as a content editor in the Fall of 2018. He films athletic events, creates videos, and assists with broadcasts.
Jordan grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia where he was surrounded by a Hokie family. Attending football games since he was four years old, it was always Jordan's dream to graduate from Virginia Tech and work in sports. Outside of HokieVision, Jordan enjoys playing sports, watching games, and spending time with friends and family.
Coordinator, Big Screens
Maddy began working in HokieVision as a Production Assistant in 2015 and then as a Student Editor beginning in 2017. She is a 2018 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism. During her time as a student, she was also involved with Virginia Tech Television as a sports reporter, editor and videographer, Chi Omega Fraternity as social media chair, and various other community service opportunities on campus. Maddy had the opportunity to join the HokieVision staff as a Content Editor shortly after graduation in 2018, where she edits content and assists with broadcasts.
A native of Richlands, Virginia, Maddy was born and raised a Virginia Tech fan, attending games since she was an infant. With Blacksburg being the place that sparked her love for sports, she's honored to be beginning her career with Virginia Tech Athletics. In her free time, Maddy loves traveling, experiencing new things, and making memories with her friends and family.
Director, Creative Video
Jamaal joins the HokieVision team coming from Florida State University where he oversaw the creative video side for football and men's basketball. He earned his BA in Broadcast Journalism at the University of South Carolina with a minor in Sports Management, and an MFA in Film Production from Full Sail University.
Jamaal has had a passion for video production since his freshmen year at the University of South Carolina. He started his video production career as a Production Assistant for Gamecock Productions for 2 years, in which he helped stream/shoot varsity athletic events and produce game highlights and much more. Next, Jamaal accepted an internship with Monumental Network in the summer of 2014 in Washington, DC as a Video Production Intern. He helped edit and film segments for shows such as Monumental Today, Wizards Magazine, and Mystics Magazine documentary series. Also, he logged game footage to the network servers, filmed corporate sponsorship ad's and editing packages.
In addition, he has worked for the Lakeland Flying Tigers (Low-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) as a Video Operator. Lastly, Jamaal has worked with the Orlando Magic as a Videographer/Editor for the Broadcast Production Department where his next journey would lead him to Florida State University. When Jamaal is not working, he likes to go trail runs/walk, workout, play video games, read books and spending time with family.
Director, Creative Video
I grew up and lived in Los Angeles, California since the age of 6. I attended the University of California, Berkeley where I graduated with a degree in Film and Media Studies in 2020. During my time at Cal, I worked as a student creative assistant for their football department until 2020, and then became a part-time creative content creator after graduation.
After leaving Cal, I landed my first full-time job at Virginia Tech Atheltics as their new Assistant Creative Director of Creative Content.
My future goals include working in the NFL/NBA as a content creator. Sometime down the road I plan on pursuing my MBA which would give me the knowledge and resources I need to start my own video production company in Los Angeles, giving back to my community and inspiring others to pursue their dreams within the entertainment industry.
Assistant, Football Coaches Video
Ben is a 2019 graduate of Virginia Tech, where he worked as a HokieVision intern for 3.5 years.
After graduating, he spent the 2019 season as a full-time intern with the Minnesota Vikings and the 2020 season as the assistant video coordinator for football at the University of Miami. Ben returned to Blacksburg in 2021 to work as the assistant director of football coaches video for the Hokies.
A native of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, Ben enjoys spending his free time with friends and family, being outdoors, and listening to classic rock and roll.