Head Coach Charlie Morrow
Head coach Charlie Morrow holds over a decade of experience in esports as a Super Smash Brothers Melee player, tournament organizer, and advocate for player wellness. Since 2008, Coach Morrow has been traveling all over the Pacific Northwest and the country, competing and assisting in grassroots esports. At one point, she was considered one of the most talented female Smash Brothers players in the Northwest, consistently placing in the top 25 out of several hundred players.
Recently, she has taken a backseat on competing to focus on building her skills as a leader. In 2019, the PC Running Start alumnus and Port Angeles High School grad earned her Master of Arts degree in performance psychology from National University. There, she concentrated on applying performance psychology to gaming and wrote her thesis on mental skills training in esports.
When it comes to coaching, Coach Morrow pulls from both her education and competing experience to provide a wholistic approach to performance. Players can expect to focus on their confidence, goal setting, focus, physical health, mental health, and academic success.
Morrow, named head coach of Peninsula College’s esports program in 2019, has built the program from the ground up, as PC joined more than 300 college and university programs nationwide, where competitive video game play is a global sport. For the uninitiated, esports is a worldwide series of video game competitions played by professional and collegiate gamers. The market made nearly $700M in revenue in 2017, with an audience of almost 400 million people, according to Forbes Magazine.