Get to Know Saint Rose is a weekly Q&A with a Saint Rose staff member to help our students learn more about the resources available to them while they’re here.
Meet Jack Vignone from the Athletics Department!
Name: Jack Vignone
What he does: Head Coach of Esports
Where he works: Athletics Department
How long he’s been at Saint Rose: 8 months
His alma mater: University of Albany
Fun fact: Jack coaches parkour at Albany Ninja Lab 🤸
Get to know Jack:
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is seeing players improve together, win together, and enjoy time together. The main reason I went into coaching is I had more of a passion to help players improve and win than going after winning myself.
What’s something you want students to know about you?
I’m here to help. I’ve been working in esports for four to five years now and have made a lot of great connections through it. However this is my first full-time job in esports. I worked as a pharmacy technician out of college and kept putting time into esports because I was passionate about it. Everything might not work out in the time frame you want it to, but putting in the effort pays off over time.
If you could give students one piece of advice to carry them through their time here, what would it be?
Make great connections while you are here at Saint Rose. Professional connections, great friendships, mentorships, internships, etc. Great connections pay off big time in the long run and college is a great time to make a lot of them.