Matt Harper is in his ninth year working at Michigan State as the director of football technology.
Harper coordinates all of the video filming at MSU’s practices and games, supervises the video student intern staff, and provides support for all of the digital technology in the program. In addition, he works with external companies on the maintenance of all Michigan State’s video systems and platforms in the Skandalaris Football Center.
Harper has been named the Big Ten video coordinator of the year by the Collegiate Sports Video Association twice in his career. He first earned the award in 2009-10 and received the honor again in 2013-14 for his work during MSU’s Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship season.
Harper spent six seasons in a similar position at Northwestern (2002-05 and 2007-08).
Harper graduated from Michigan State in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication. During his time as an undergraduate, he worked with the football program as a student manager. He is married to the former Carrie Kusiak and the couple have two children: Belle (9) and Austin (6).