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Loyola University New Orleans

Head Esports Coach

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Loyola University New Orleans
🇺🇸 New Orleans, LA

Please email all resumes for this position to Loyno Human Resources at [email protected].


Within the framework of the Loyola University New Orleans mission of educating the whole person, the head eSports coach will fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to department compliance/eligibility, program and staff oversight, recruiting and developing student athletes, and promoting the program to the institution’s stakeholders. This is a 12 month position.


Responsible to: Director for Athletics

Assignments received from: Director for Athletics

Interacts with: Students, staff, outside constituents

Nature of supervision received: General Supervision

Nature of supervision given and individual(s) or groups supervised: Supervises assistant coach(es), student assistants and student employees as assigned.


A. Essential Functions:

  • Instruct, teach and coach student-athletes during practice and competition.
  • Conduct video analysis and instruction as a teaching and preparation tool.
  • Represents the University at conference, regional, state and national meetings relating specifically to eSports.
  • Works with the SID to provide accurate data for individual and team accomplishments, as well as game scores.
  • Ensure that student-athletes, coaches, and administration abide by all NACE and conference rules and regulations.
  • Create, develop, implement, and assess training sessions on NACE compliance.
  • Collaborate with the University’s Registrar, Faculty Athletics Representative, and Compliance Coordinator to complete department eligibility prior to established deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Student Success Center staff to achieve academic success of student athletes
  • Provide leadership, organization, and supervision for all practices and contests.
  • Implement and maintain standards of performance consistent with the University’s goals of academic and athletic performance.
  • Assign assistant coach(es) specific coaching and administrative responsibilities.
  • Organize and implement a recruiting program to attract outstanding student-athletes to attend Loyola University.
  • Conduct the program within the rules and regulations of NACE and the University.
  • Manage the program within the parameters of an approved budget.
  • Coordinate with the Athletic Director:
    • Budget requests
    • Scheduling of games and practices
    • Purchase and maintenance of equipment
    • Appointment of assistant coach(es)
    • Contest administration
    • Facilities scheduling, repair and maintenance
    • Eligibility
  • Represent the University at various public functions including university meetings and speaking engagements.
  • Coordinate fundraising projects for program with the Development Officer for Athletics.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the team’s eligibility and compliance with the NACE and other eligibility issues as needed.
  • Manage and coordinate scheduling of facility for eSports activities with Assistant Athletic Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

B. Additional Responsibilities:

Assume the duties of the university Campus Security Authority (CSA), including but not limited to, reporting crimes as defined through the Cleary Act and providing annual reporting statistics.


A. Required Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of a baccalaureate, master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum: Coaching or teaching experience, at least one year of competitive eSports experience involving multiplayer online video games with team-based elements and expert knowledge of League of Legends or similar game. Ability to demonstrate a vision for a collegiate eSports program at Loyola; Preferred: Experience coaching or playing in collegiate eSports program. Experience in recruiting and expert knowledge of other games such as Overwatch, etc
  • Ability to work effectively with college student-athletes, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community.
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license as a condition of employment, and must also be able to successfully pass any driver background information investigation and any driver education courses required by Risk Management.
  • A philosophy of intercollegiate athletics which places the highest emphasis on the pre-eminence of the academic mission of the institution and role of athletics as a part of the student’s total educational experience for both the student-athlete and the student non-athlete.
  • A well developed personal system of ethical values that will be used as the basis for supervising and developing the intercollegiate program.
  • Performance and conduct which is basically supportive of the principles and traditions of a Catholic, Jesuit higher education and the goals of the University.

B. Additional Desirable Qualifications


  • Must be able to drive/transport athletes
  • Must be able to lift, move, and carry up to 50lbs