Doug Aucoin, widely considered one of the most respected in his profession at the national level, enters his 23rd season as LSU’s Director of Video.
Aucoin has claimed SEC Video Coordinator of the Year four times, most recently in 2011 when the Tigers posted a 13-0 regular season mark and reached the BCS National Championship Game. Aucoin was also named the 2010 Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year by the Collegiate Sports Video Association. The award, which is voted on by other video coordinators in the profession, is presented to the individual who possesses the qualities and attributes of the late Bob Matey, the former video coordinator at Texas A&M.
Aucoin, who joined the Tigers in 1997 after a stint with Tulane, is responsible for analytical support of computer and video technologies including the taping of games and practices, opponent video exchange, self-scout and opponent breakdowns, and tape cut-ups used as a teaching tool. Aucoin also manages the computer network that the football coaches use for statistical analysis as well as self-scouting and the scouting of opponents.
Aucoin oversees a staff of 13 people, which includes two full-time assistants and eleven student assistants.
Prior to working for Tulane, Aucoin was employed by the New Orleans Saints as an assistant to his brother, Albert, who was video director for the Saints. Their father, Erby, is a member of the Saints Hall of Fame for his pioneering analytical film work in the early years of the National Football League.
A native of New Orleans, Aucoin graduated from Riverdale High School and the University of New Orleans, earning his degree in business administration in 1995. In the summer of 1998, Aucoin married the former Angela Bordelon and the couple has three children, Ryan, Shane and Chanler.