Clayton Leach joined Florida Atlantic University in April 2017 as FAU football’s director of video.
At WBBJ TV
Prior to joining the Owl family, Leach spent time as a production assistant at WBBJ TV, an ABC/CBS affiliate in West Tennessee. There he produced packaged videos for the newscast and worked behind the scenes running video servers, changing camera shots and directing news anchors with camera and tune cues during newscasts.
Leach was a football video assistant at the University of Memphis from March 2016 until August 2016. There he filmed practice and assisted with editing game and practice film. He also worked with XOS ThunderCloud to import, edit and share practice footage.
During his time as a video assistant with the Falcons, Leach was responsible for all NFL special teams coaches’ videos. He filmed and edited in-season games as well as individual position drills and player workouts. He also created highlight reels from previous games that were used for SportsCenter’s Top 10. Lastly, he assisted in editing all NFL TV copies of each game for the coaches review and shared college and CFL film for scouting purposes.
Leach served as the assistant video coordinator at USF from July 2014-July 2015. He downloaded and exchanged film with opposing teams using DragonFly software. He also frequently worked with DVSport to import, mark and trim game film as well as build and share other projects such as NFL film. Leach also filmed practices and games and coordinated all student videographers during both.
At Michigan State
From July 2013-April 2014, Leach was a technology intern with Michigan State University football. He filmed practice, spring scrimmage and all games. Leach compiled B-roll and game footage and produced team motivational videos and weekly offensive highlights. He was also part of the video team that worked the 2014 Rose Bowl.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Leach was a student videographer from August 2007-April 2012. He was in charge of filming football practices and capturing game highlight footage. Leach also worked the Music City Bowl as well as other away games for the Vols.
Education & Certifications
Leach earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and information from the University of Tennessee in 2012 and his master’s in sports management from East Tennessee State University in 2014. He is currently a member of the Collegiate Sports Video Association and American Football Coaches Association. Leach is a certified Avid Media Composer and has a certificate in XOS Thunder Digital Video Editing.Personal
Hometown: Medina, Tenn.
Education: B.S. Tennessee ‘12, M.A. East Tennessee State ‘14