Zach Harrington is the Esports Head Coach & Assistant Director at Shenandoah University.
In addition to overseeing the competitive side of the program, Zach uses his experience as a competitive gamer across multiple genres to directly coach the Shenandoah University varsity Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate teams. His work has been noticed – Harrington was named the 2021 College Esports Head Coach of the Year by the National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD).
As a computer and technology enthusiast, his technical expertise has helped grow the Shenandoah University esports program by enabling them to run multiple successful live esports events, as well as build a state-of-the art Esports spectator arena which includes a broadcast production room used for live streaming and content creation.
Harrington is a co-founder of GHS Esports Solutions d/b/a Esports Development and Growth Enterprises (EDGE), a consulting firm which provides information on a wide range of esports-related topics, including starting an esports program, coaching, team building, and hardware requirements. He is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports Competition Council.