Derrick Jasper heads into his third season as assistant director of video production and fifth overall season as a member of the Texas Tech basketball staff. He served as a graduate assistant manager during the 2011-12 season and as a unit coordinator in 2012-13 before moving into his current role.
Jasper's duties include video exchange, taping workouts and games, breaking down video, organizing the video library and preparing additional videos as needed. He also serves as the liaison for the coaching staff with the academic center and assists with opponent scouting.
Jasper worked with the day-to-day operations of the practice preparation and game management as a graduate assistant manager.
Jasper joined Texas Tech after a successful collegiate career at Kentucky and UNLV. He played for Tubby Smith (2006-07) and Billy Gillispie (2007-08) at Kentucky before he transferred to UNLV to play under Lon Kruger (2009-11). Jasper started in 75 of his 107 career games and dished out multiple assists in 73 contests. He played on three 20-plus win squads and secured four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Jasper was a four-star by Rivals.com and ranked No. 38 nationally at Paso Robles High School in California. He was named the PAC 5 MVP twice in addition to three All-County and All-League selections. As a senior, Jasper averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game.
Jasper graduated with a bachelor's degree in university studies with a concentration in communication studies and physical education in 2010.