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Athletics and Recreation

Head Rocket League Coach (Part-Time)

Hours:

Schedule is part-time and flexible.

Summary of Duties

Applications are invited for the Head Rocket League Coach position at Marywood University.  Local applicants are preferred but the position can be done remotely.  

The Head Rocket League Coach is responsible for coaching the coed Rocket League team(s) and achieving competitive success. This involves a variety of coaching-related tasks including but not limited to: assisting with recruiting, player health and conditioning, practice and scrimmage planning and implementation, skill development, scheduling, fundraising, and summer camp assistance. Additional responsibilities will include working with the Director of Esports to fulfill any obligations for sports information regarding the team as well as coordinating player development tracking.

Marywood is an independent, comprehensive, Catholic university with more than 3,500 students.  Located in Scranton, PA, the university features a new state-of-the-art athletics and wellness facility, as well as a brand new esports facility that houses the university's three current teams and broadcast room.  The Marywood University Esports program was founded in 2021 with the construction of the esports facility.  The Esports program currently has three teams for Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends.



Requirements

Educational

Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience required.

Work Experience Requirements

Experience working with students and student-athletes (collegiate level preferred).

Prior coaching experience (esports experience preferred).

Special Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Rocket League with relation to coordination, mechanics, training methods to improve, and micro/macro gameplay
  • General knowledge of intercollegiate athletics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer usage skills

Essential Elements

  • Perform all coaching duties as outlined in the Coaches Handbook
  • Promote values of academic excellence, sportsmanship, and teamwork to the Rocket League players and all students and student-athletes in the program
  • Guide the Rocket League team to attain competitive success
  • Assist the Director of Esports with general recruitment efforts
  • Create and implement practice schedules with weekly objectives, conduct VOD reviews, and encourage further improvement
  • Create and implement off-season conditioning programs for team members on an annual basis for year-round growth
  • Communicate team needs and metrics with the Director of Esports
  • Attend department and school programs as needed
  • Maintain compliance with all Marywood University policies and procedures
  • Fulfill other minor tasks at the discretion of the Director of Esports

Required Documents

Review of applications will begin immediately.  A completed Marywood application, cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three (3) references are required.


Marywood University is committed to being an equitable and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applicants who share our vision to apply. EEO/AA employer.
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