Bertsch Hired As Video Coordinator

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Tim Bertsch has served as both a manager and a RIP Squad member.
Tim Bertsch has served as both a manager and a RIP Squad member.

July 22, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Tim Bertsch has been hired to assume the major responsibilities as video coordinator for the Purdue women's basketball program, head coach Sharon Versyp announced on Friday.

"Tim has been a valuable asset to our program the last couple years and he has extensive knowledge of our video editing equipment," Versyp said. "With his work ethic, maturity and passion for the game and Purdue women's basketball in particular, he is a natural fit. He's an outstanding young man who is a self-starter and I know he will do an excellent job balancing his final year of studies with the responsibilities as video coordinator. We hope to have him as a part of our program for a long time."

Bertsch served as a Purdue women's basketball manager last season, assisting former video coordinator Ben Coomes. Prior to that, Bertsch spent a year as a member of the Ready, Intense Practice Squad, a group of Purdue male students who serve as practice players for the women's basketball team. The Matthews, Ind., native will be a senior this fall and will serve in a student employee role until graduation.

"I have felt like part of the Purdue women's basketball family since my first day as a member of the RIP Squad and I am extremely excited to continue to work with Coach Versyp and her staff in an expanded role," Bertsch said. "It's an honor to be around some of the best minds in the sport and I love being part of an exceptionally dedicated and hardworking staff and team. I love the game and I love this university and I can't think of a better situation for me. I am excited to take what I have learned and continue to use this position to help our players and coaches achieve success."

Bertsch is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and is scheduled to graduate in May of 2012.

Bertsch played varsity basketball and served as an athletic trainer at Eastbrook High School in Marion, Ind. More recently, he coached elementary school boys' basketball for the Frontier School Corporation.