Coach

Welcome Head Esports Coach Christopher Packett

Coach Packett

Coaching Experience:

  • ‘19 - Current: Bradley League of Legends Club Division B (Head Coach)
  • ‘19 - ‘20: PMALCS (Assistant Coach)
  • ‘20 - Current: Bradley League of Legends Club Division C (Head Coach)
  • ‘20 - ‘21: Team Harmony Kudan and Judan (Head Coach)
  • ‘21 - Current: Spoon River College Esports (Head Coach)
  • ‘21 - Current: The Collective League of Legends (Assistant Coach)

Coach Packett graduated from Bradley University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. While at Bradley, he served multiple roles in club-based Esports, participating for 2 years as a League of Legends player, serving as coach for multiple League of Legends teams for 3 years, and serving as competitive coordinator for the League of Legends club for 2 years.

During the past four years, Packett has also served as Head Coach for multiple amateur Esports organizations, including the PMALCS, The Collective, and Team Harmony.

Under his leadership, his teams have accomplished many great feats, including back to back finals appearances in GGLeagues Division B, a GGLeagues Division B title, multiple GGLeagues Division C Playoffs appearances, multiple 6-1 and 7-0 regular seasons in GGLeagues, and finals appearances in the PMALCS. Packett’s proudest accomplishment, however, is building successful rosters that set players up for success both on and off the field of competition.

Packett’s coaching philosophy emphasizes mutual trust, communication, and respect between all participating E-athletes. His top priority has always been building programs that last and teaching athletes the skills they need to be successful in all future endeavors and walks of life.

When he’s not coaching teams, Packett lives in Peoria, Illinois with his fiancé, Maggie. His hobbies include all things gaming, playing saxophone, building computers, and - most importantly - spending time with his family.

Competitive gaming has become one of the fastest growing collegiate team activities thanks to streaming services such as Twitch, Microsoft’s Mixer, and YouTube. Spoon River College will be joining more than 170 institutions competing as members of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, which is a nonprofit organization.

Some scholarship opportunities are available, and esport athletes will be held to the same code of conduct and standards as all other SRC student-athletes, including maintaining good academic standing as well as attending mandatory study sessions to maintain eligibility.

For more information, email esports@src.edu or call (309) 649-6303.  For those interested in being a part of the club, fill out the online application today.