Esports head coach accepted into prestigious course

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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JOHNSON CITY – Class is in session for East Tennessee State University’s Varsity Esports team Head Coach Jeff Shell. Shell, who has led the team since November 2019, has been accepted into a course taught by Parth Naidu, an integral figure in the advancement of the gaming community.
Naidu is the former head coach and general manager of Team SoloMid (TSM), the world’s largest professional esports organization. Naidu has since launched his own company, SIDO, a distinctive research and consultancy group. The company is focused on a long-term approach to esports with a goal of proving the possibility to create the best players and teams in a healthy and ethical way, and that inclusivity and diversity are assets in building an excellent future.
Shell has secured a coveted seat in Naidu’s signature course, “The SIDO Framework for Esports Coaching and Management.” The fully booked course will provide Shell with a plan to advance the team at ETSU by learning valuable skills in areas such as talent scouting, developing players and optimizing a team for performance.
“I was thrilled to find out I had been accepted into the course as Parth is a coach that I have looked up to for a long time,” said Shell. “Despite only being three sessions into the course, I’ve already found places to implement some of the practices and concepts that we’ve covered. I’m looking forward to taking what I’m learning and using that knowledge to continue to level up the esports program at ETSU.”
Part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, the team is continuing to forge success in its fourth season of competition. This spring, athletes on each of the team’s four rosters are keeping busy with loaded scrimmage and tournament schedules.

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