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Head ESports Coach
  • Determine specific daily practice activities that are organized and valuable for student-athletes while supervising, coordinating, and evaluating these activities with proper attention to student-athletes and their physical well-being
  • Develop a competition schedule each year that provides the best possible opportunity for success with all games selected for competition (i.e., Overwatch, League of Legends, Valorant, Super Smash Bros., etc.)
  • Review opponent performance and subsequently design individual and team instruction for student-athletes
  • Working collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, recruit new student-athletes that have the ability to achieve personal, academic, and athletic success at LCU.
  • Working collaboratively with the academic resources available on campus, monitor student-athlete academic progress to help ensure academic success, eligibility, retention, and graduation
  • Communicate skillfully with colleagues, subordinates, and student-athletes while maintaining self-control and setting an example for sportsmanlike conduct in relationships with the team, officials, administration, and opponents in victory or defeat
  • Provide clear direction of responsibility and authority with all other full-time, part-time, and volunteer assistants within the program
  • Attend and contribute to departmental meetings and functions
  • Be fiscally responsible for the use of assigned operating and scholarship budgets monitoring expenditures regularly and ensuring timely turnaround of credit card statements, reimbursements, and vendor payments
  • Ensure adherence to all National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA), and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Actively support and engage in student-athlete community engagement/service opportunities
  • Work with the Director of Athletics/Advancement Office in achieving fundraising goals and to seek out additional fundraising opportunities
  • Continually assess actual team competitive performance versus expectations making adjustments as necessary
  • Ensure student-athlete well-being by collaborating with the athletic training staff
  • Responsible for the purchase, issuance, accounting, and retrieval of all applicable apparel and equipment
  • Collaborate with LCU Chap Gaming Club (CGC) to develop and evaluate potential games for future inclusion in varsity program
  • Work with CGC Esports Captain in assessing talent and play strategies
  • Represent the university at NACE, RSAA, and other regional/national meetings/conferences as needed
  • Serve as a role model and resource for student-athletes and assistant coaches
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Position: Head ESports Coach
Organization: Lubbock Christian University
Location: Lubbock,  TX 
United States
Salary: Full Time w/ Benefits
Posting Start Date: 12/16/2020
Date Posted: 12/16/2020
Requirements Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Commitment to the institution’s mission and vision
  • Strong managerial and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of NACE and RSAA rules and regulations
  • Ability to develop a working knowledge of all games identified for competition
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner
  • Strong ability to multitask and problem solve
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in a variety of computer applications
  • Willingness to undertake innovative approaches
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with a diverse student and staff population
  • Ability to perform well under stressful conditions
  • Ability to listen critically
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary 
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Preferred coaching experience in esports and/or other non-traditional sports at the collegiate and/or high school level 
Physical Requirements
While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:
  • Walk a long distance around campus and in buildings.
  • Required to regularly sit and stand.
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail and picking up small objects.
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
  • Lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 50+lbs.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to scott.larson@lcu.edu.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/16/2021
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Lubbock Christian University
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Lubbock,  TX 79407
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Scott Larson

2020 NACE Convention

Join us for the third annual NACE National Convention in Kansas City, MO, from July 22 through July 24. This year will feature sessions and workshops suggested by our member institutions for the benefit of new and current esports programs. Members will have the opportunity to discuss new legislation initiatives, network with fellow NACE institutions, and learn more about NACE's plans for the 2020-21 academic year.