Esports Assistant Coach - Duties and Responsibilities

The Esports Assistant Coach serves as an assistant coach and administrative support to the Director of Esports/Head Coach. They are responsible for providing leadership, practice management, and competitive strategy for various esports titles.

Currently the University of New Haven competes in the following titles: Call of Duty, Apex, Smash, Overwatch, Valorant, CS:GO, Rocket League, and League of Legends.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Understand and support the mission of the University of New Haven and varsity esports program
  • Assist in the overall success and development of the varsity esports program
  • Schedule and prepare student players for practices and competitions/events, including development/implementation of game strategy, scouting reports, video analysis, etc.
  • Maintain communication with student players and teams
  • Help manage and lift events in our varsity Discord
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of social media, shoutcasting, Twitch streaming, etc.

Essential Qualifications & Skills:

  • Robust knowledge of the collegiate and general esports ecosystem
  • Proficiency of play and/or strong knowledge of League of Legends and Rocket League
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to provide exceptional leadership to student players
  • Ability to complete several tasks at once with frequent interruption
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and resilience when needed
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to provide a positive attitude and demonstrate a willingness to accept and improve upon constructive feedback from supervisors and professional staff

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous esports coaching experience
  • Experience with social media, shout-casting, and Twitch
  • High level of competitive play in titles such as (League of Legends & Rocket League)
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