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    Dr. Chris Haskell

    Associate Clinical Professor & Head Coach, Esports

    Dr. Chris Haskell plays video games for a living, or at least that’s what his friends think. He’s the Head Coach and Director of the Varsity Esports at Boise State, 2020 Collegiate Esports Coach of the Year (NAECAD) and 2020 Esports Director of the Year (NACE). As a  professor, “Doc” also focuses on the impact of video games, virtual worlds, and digital culture. When it comes to work, Dr. Haskell is serious about play. It’s no wonder his friends think he needs a real job.

    Dr. Chris Haskell plays video games for a living, or at least that’s what his friends think. He’s the Head Coach and Director of the Varsity Esports at Boise State, 2020 Collegiate Esports Coach of the Year (NAECAD) and 2020 Esports Director of the Year (NACE). As a  professor, “Doc” also focuses on the impact of video games, virtual worlds, and digital culture. When it comes to work, Dr. Haskell is serious about play. It’s no wonder his friends think he needs a real job.

  • Dr. Brett Shelton

    Professor, General Manager, Esports

    Dr. Brett E. Shelton has been studying video games in education before it was cool, all the way back to 2004(ish). He has taught classes at the university level in games and simulations for over 15 years, and has received national grants for building technology-based games that transform the way people learn about complex concepts. He was also an early researcher of AR and VR for education, and continues in these lines of research having published more than 50 peer reviewed articles. He is proud to have co-founded the varsity Boise State Esports team, and continues in service with the program.

    Dr. Brett E. Shelton has been studying video games in education before it was cool, all the way back to 2004(ish). He has taught classes at the university level in games and simulations for over 15 years, and has received national grants for building technology-based games that transform the way people learn about complex concepts. He was also an early researcher of AR and VR for education, and continues in these lines of research having published more than 50 peer reviewed articles. He is proud to have co-founded the varsity Boise State Esports team, and continues in service with the program.

  • Alex Moore

    Program Assistant

  • Heather Kimmett

    Development Director

  • Trisha Kangas

    Senior Writer

Coaches & Support Staff

  • Daumantas Krugliakovas

    Assistant Coach, Rocket League

    Daumantas “Ryuu” Krugliakovas has worked as a freelance coach and analyst for Boise State since 2017. His expertise in Overwatch League (Former analyst for Florida Mayhem), Rocket League (Multiple RLCS and RLRS Teams) make him an invaluable resource to the talented students at Boise State (You can read more about him: http://about.me/ryuutsubasa). “Ryuu” lives in Lithuania.

    Daumantas “Ryuu” Krugliakovas has worked as a freelance coach and analyst for Boise State since 2017. His expertise in Overwatch League (Former analyst for Florida Mayhem), Rocket League (Multiple RLCS and RLRS Teams) make him an invaluable resource to the talented students at Boise State (You can read more about him: http://about.me/ryuutsubasa). “Ryuu” lives in Lithuania.

  • Nicholas Travis

    Assistant Coach, Overwatch

    Overwatch Coach

    Nicholas “Shifty” Travis was the coach of the London Spitfire Academy team known as the British Hurricane and winner of the 2018 Contenders Series. “Shifty” has been a professional Overwatch coaching since 2017 on some of the biggest stages in the world including pros and teams across NA, EU, and SEA.  He also serves at the Overwatch coach for Becker College.  Mr. Travis lives in Texas.

    Overwatch Coach

    Nicholas “Shifty” Travis was the coach of the London Spitfire Academy team known as the British Hurricane and winner of the 2018 Contenders Series. “Shifty” has been a professional Overwatch coaching since 2017 on some of the biggest stages in the world including pros and teams across NA, EU, and SEA.  He also serves at the Overwatch coach for Becker College.  Mr. Travis lives in Texas.

  • Trung Tran

    Assistant Coach, Hearthstone and Team Fight Tactics

    Trung ‘Litiq’ Tran is a professional Hearthstone player who’s been playing the game since 2014 and playes for SPGeSports. If not coaching you can usually find him playing open / cash cups or playing in top Legend ranks and is a perennial Top 100 finisher on EU. Litiq lives in Amsterdam.

    Trung ‘Litiq’ Tran is a professional Hearthstone player who’s been playing the game since 2014 and playes for SPGeSports. If not coaching you can usually find him playing open / cash cups or playing in top Legend ranks and is a perennial Top 100 finisher on EU. Litiq lives in Amsterdam.

Celebrated Former Staff

  • Jeff Benton

    Advancement Director (2019-20)

  • Ryan McNamee

    Director of Operations (2019-20)

  • Remy Krey-Rebentisch

    Senior Producer (2020)

  • Joseph Troyer

    Senior Producer (2020)