Head Esports Coach | Barry University

Full Time
Posted 10 months ago

APPLICATION LINK: https://bit.ly/2AWcSR0



Barry University is currently seeking a Head Coach, eSports. The eSports coach will be responsible for recruiting qualified students for both club and competitive varsity level teams, scheduling and coaching intercollegiate matches and tournaments, scheduling practice preparation, and scheduling the training lab/arena with time for walk-ins interested in gaming. The coach must demonstrate a vision for a collegiate eSports program at Barry University.

Essential Functions


  • Preparing eSport student-athletes for NACE, Tespa and other competition and tournaments;
  • Developing, preparing and executing fall and spring practice schedules and competition. Communicate practice times and event times with team members.
  • Instructing, teaching and coaching student-athletes on game strategies and performance principles during practice and competition.
  • Conducting video analysis and instruction as a teaching and preparation tool.


  • Collaborating with Recruitment and Admissions to recruit and enroll qualified eSports students for club sports and varsity level competition team.
  • Collaborating with the Center for Academic Success and Advising on the advising and retention of students recruited specifically for club sports or the varsity level competitive team.
  • Ensuring that the competitive varsity level club program meets annual squad size number (currently 15).
  • Ensuring that program recruitment activities adhere to University and NACE Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensuring player eligibility in all collegiate leagues and competition and maintenance of player records that demonstrate eligibility.


  • Ensuring player eligibility in all collegiate leagues and competition and maintain player records of that eligibility.
  • Development of schedules for competitions that are fiscally efficient and spectator friendly.
  • Effectively uses fiscal resources to coordinate team travel and recruiting.
  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for the eSports program in the community.
  • Representing the University at conferences, regional, state and national meetings relating specifically to eSports.
  • Provide accurate data for individual and team accomplishments, as well as game scores.
  • Provides reports and documentation when required
  • Communication of monthly recruiting activity with the AVP for Recruitment and Admissions.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of an assessment plan to measure program outcomes.

Facility/Equipment Oversight:

  • Creation and maintenance of inventory for uniforms, supplies and equipment
  • Preventive maintenance of physical resources.
  • Ensuring that all surfaces are kept clean and equipment is sanitized and disinfected as needed.
  • Monitoring of room usage for safety concerns and working with the Facilities department on remediation.
  • Ensure that facility and equipment is properly secured at all times.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field required. Master’s Degree Preferred.
  • 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License and personal vehicle. Eligible to rent a car via the university’s account when/as needed.
  • Ability to utilize resources, data, and tools effectively. Demonstrated track record for sustained measurement of program outcomes. Ability to work independently and with others to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to manage time, projects, and deadlines. Experience in the implementation of programs or workshops with strong emphasis on details and follow up on assignments.
  • Ability to operate computer equipment in eSports Lab/Arena including knowledge of gaming platforms and supporting websites. Ability to troubleshoot equipment for optimal gaming experience. Able to navigate multiple systems of record for accessing official university records; Salesforce CRM Knowledge. Windows operating systems and software, social media aptitude; Microsoft Office Suite; Familiarity with desktop and web based conferencing tools – Skype, Skype Business, Microsoft Lync, Webex, etc.
  • Ability to file maintenance both paper and electronic
  • Demonstrated aptitude for utilizing windows based desktop and mobile equipment including smartphones and/or other smart devices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Effectively present information and respond to questions from prospective students and parents, high school counselors, the university community, and the general public which may include public/group speaking engagements.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to articulate the value and benefits of a liberal arts education to a variety of audiences.
  • Must have Gaming Knowledge.
  • Must have competitive level experience with multiplayer online video games. Expert knowledge of League of Legends or similar game.
  • Knowledge of NACE and Tespa rules and regulations.
  • Flexible full-time schedule (normal office hours 8 am to 5 pm), arranged around teaching/coaching student-athletes, recruiting, scheduled team practice and competition times, and staff meetings.
  • Must meet travel expectations as required for the position.

Benefits: Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs, spirituality in the workplace, and training and development.

Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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