Overwatch Head Coach
Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kansas - NAIA) seeks candidates for a full-time Head Overwatch Coach. This individual will lead and build a nationally competitive Overwatch team for its fast growing esports program. The head coach will be responsible for leading and organizing all phases of the program that includes recruitment of student-athletes to meet roster goals who are good fits. The head Overwatch coach will also be expected to execute all tasks required in the day-to-day operations of the program to insure the growth, competitiveness and visibility of the program. Candidates must possess an understanding of and a commitment to a holistic approach to higher education that includes faith, academic and athletic excellence. The university places a high priority on rigorous academics, care and diversity inclusion, and campus/student life vibrancy. The head coach will have additional responsibilities on campus as assigned by the University.
Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:
- A bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
- Self-starter, with a willingness to learn and can-do attitude and passion for esports.
- In depth knowledge of Overwatch including the mechanics, fundamentals, strategy, teambuilding and the competitive scene and meta.
- Familiarity and knowledge with other popular collegiate esports titles.
- Demonstrate the skills and aptitude for successfully identifying talent, recruiting and building an elite program.
- Knowledge of managing a production crew in a state-of-the-art esports arena.
- Highly organize, multi-tasker with strong communication skills.
- Philosophically buys into the “immersive esports experience” and the vision.
- Outgoing personal skills and relationship building that will translate into the ability to successfully recruit team orientated students who will help grow the program.
- Significant playing and coaching experience required with 2+ years coaching and 2+ years competitive experience highly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to coach both men and women at the college level.
- Willingness to commit to the NAIA Champions of Character and Code of Conduct and Ethics.
Learn more about the program at: BravesEsports.com