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Esports Program Staff

 

 

Staff

  • Dr Haskell's picture

    Dr. Chris Haskell

    Associate Clinical Professor & Head Coach, Esports

  • Alex Moore

    Program Assistant

  • Heather Kimmett

    Development Director

  • Dr. Brett Shelton (not active)

    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. Shelton is currently working in the College of Education on other initiatives.

    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. Shelton is currently working in the College of Education on other initiatives.

  • Lexie Wright

    Assistant to Dr. Haskell

Coaches & Support Staff

  • Elliot "Ellivote" Vaneryd

    Strategic Coach, Overwatch

    Elliot has been playing amongst the best players in the world for the last 2 years in the Overwatch League Some notable teams he’s been on include the Paris Eternal, Washington Justice, Team Envy and Angry Titans.

    He’s currently taking a break from competing due to a wrist injury, and has agreed to share his knowledge that with the Broncos he’s gathered from playing at the highest level from the last couple of years.

    Elliot has been playing amongst the best players in the world for the last 2 years in the Overwatch League Some notable teams he’s been on include the Paris Eternal, Washington Justice, Team Envy and Angry Titans.

    He’s currently taking a break from competing due to a wrist injury, and has agreed to share his knowledge that with the Broncos he’s gathered from playing at the highest level from the last couple of years.

  • {Former} 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.  When Boise State moved Hearthstone to a “supported” game, his coaching was discontinued.

    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.  When Boise State moved Hearthstone to a “supported” game, his coaching was discontinued.

  • (Former) Nicholas Travis

    Assistant Coach, Overwatch

    2020 College Overwatch Coach of the Year Winner NAC eSports

    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 was named the Director of Clarke University and has stepped away for that opportunity.

    2020 College Overwatch Coach of the Year Winner NAC eSports

    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 was named the Director of Clarke University and has stepped away for that opportunity.

  • (Former) Daumantas Krugliakovas

    Assistant Coach, Rocket League

    2020 College Rocket League Coach of the Year Finalist NAC eSports

    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.

    2020 College Rocket League Coach of the Year Finalist NAC eSports

    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.

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)

  • Trisha Kangas

    Senior Writer