Sept. 20, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Given his work over the last three seasons with a pair of professional basketball teams and his enthusiasm for the sport, Tyler Cleverly was an easy selection for Florida State head women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau as she hired him to be the program’s new video coordinator.
“With the addition of Tyler to our women’s basketball family, we gain experience from the pro level and a tremendous work ethic,” Semrau said. “Tyler has a great sense for the game and is effective with his video interpretation. We are thrilled that he has joined us. ”
In his new role with the Seminoles, Cleverly is responsible for the entire film breakdown for both Florida State and its opponents. Through his work with the XOS video editing software, coaches and players will be able to review games and practices almost immediately after their conclusion.
For the last three years Cleverly has been a video intern for both the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. With both organizations he provided breakdowns of teams’ games for coaches, players and scouts as well as opponent video for the use in scouting reports.
In addition, he compiled statistical information and wrote personnel reports on opponents. To go along with his video acumen, Cleverly has hands-on experience from the coach’s vantage point having coached two years while working on his undergrad and graduate degrees.
“Through my experience with the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, I knew I wanted to become the video coordinator at a top level program,” Cleverly said. “Florida State provided me with the opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to a program that is ready to take the next step and compete for a national championship. For the past three seasons I have worked with some of the best players in the WNBA and now I want to help the players here reach their goals of a national championship and a career in the WNBA.”
Cleverly earned both of his degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. He graduated in May of 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sport administration with a minor in foundations of management. A year later he received his master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis on sport administration. In addition to his work with the Ball State athletic department and sport administration programs as well as the 2004 Big Ten men’s basketball tournament.
A native of Auburn, Ind., Cleverly is married to the former Courtney Oliver. The two were wed in July of 2007.