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Lubbock Christian University

(Closed) Head Esports Coach

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Lubbock Christian University
🇺🇸 Lubbock, TX

Major Duties

  • 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

Job 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.
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