NACE forms Esports Coaches Association
Esports Coaches Association marks first professional development group for esports coaches and directors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – July 25, 2018 – The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) has officially launched the Esports Coaches Association (ECA), the first professional development group for collegiate esports coaches and directors.
“As the rapid growth of collegiate esports continues, the challenge is finding and training individuals to successfully lead these programs,” said Michael Brooks, NACE Executive Director. “The ECA will support these efforts, as well as establish program standards and offer professional development for collegiate esport programs.”
Initial strategic goals for the association include:
- Increasing the available pool of qualified esports coaches and directors,
- Establishing and enforcing standards for qualified esports coaches and directors through certifications,
- Serving as the arbitrating arm for complaints and rules violations, and
- Connecting collegiate esports programs with qualified candidates.
ECA founding members include Daniel Clerke of Maryville University, Jose Espin of Robert Morris University, Chris Haskell of Boise State University, Drake Porter of Columbia College, and Jay Prescott of Grand View University.
For more information about NACE or the ECA, contact Michael Brooks at 816.595.8110.
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of our member institutions and is the only governing body of college esports in North America. Since 2016, our members started developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. NACE currently has over 80 varsity esports programs as members and is growing at a rapid rate. www.nacesports.org