Coker University is accepting applications for the position of Head eSports Coach. Coker is a member of NACE and competes in the Peach Belt Conference. This is an unique opportunity for a qualified individual to continue to build a competitive collegiate eSports program. This position will oversee all aspects of a comprehensive collegiate esports program, including sponsored games, special events, and facility operation. This position will oversee all aspects of the sport program, including, but not limited to, practice planning, game preparation/scouting, in-game coaching, budgeting, scheduling, staff supervision, and fundraising for the program. The incumbent will provide a diverse array of esports programming that will attract participation from a broad spectrum of current and prospective students. They will manage daily operations of the esports room and be responsible for scheduling and equipment maintenance. This position will foster and champion DEI and maintain an equity mindset, and will support and model the University service standards.
Oversees all aspects of a comprehensive esports program, including sponsored games, special events, and facility operation. Oversees all aspects of the sport program. Recruits and retains qualified student- athletes, including achieving yearly recruiting goals in conjunction with the university admissions office. Instructs, teaches, and coaches student-athletes on game strategies and performance principals. Manages game-day preparation and scouting of opponents. Coordinates development of a competitive and balanced schedule. Manages team within the framework of established budget by purchasing equipment/apparel, uniforms, supplies and other services. Directs, supervises, and evaluates esports programming, including sponsored games, open recreation games, special events, leagues, camps, and tournaments. Ensures appropriate staffing levels for all operating hours and events. Establishes and maintains operating schedule for esports room. Monitors eligibility status and promotes academic progress of student-athletes. Actively promotes eSports to the local community. Adheres to all athletic training policies and procedures. In conjunction with the Vice President for Athletics, coordinates team fundraising and promotes alumni and community engagement through various programming and outreach. Oversees all equipment maintenance, ordering and repairs for the eSports room. Enforces department and team expectations regarding general standard of behavior for student-athletes. Performs administrative tasks and completes requests for information as assigned. Contributes to the overall success of the Athletics Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelors degree from accredited college or university is required.
- Previous coaching experience at the collegiate or high school level preferred.
- Working knowledge of esports gaming equipment required.
- Successful collegiate gaming and coaching experience preferred.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
University Standard Service and Excellence Expectations
Coker’s standards of service and excellence to the campus and community is an institutional priority for the university. We pride ourselves in our customer service, communication, and availability to our stakeholders and employees through efficient response times, detailed information, and professionalism.
University readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Coker University, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or
against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.