This Month –Dysart/Esports
Join us to hear from Dysart Unified School District’s Esports coach Jon Alfred and Network Engineer Alfonso Vasquez as they share the challenges and excitement of starting a district esports team. From figuring out the tech, to selling the idea to the district, to designing the current area while teaching students how a healthy diet is essential to gamer success, Jon has worked hard to take Dysart’s Esports League to the statewide challenger it is today. Learn how the team worked to encourage IT, teachers, parents, and students to work together to create this amazing student experience. Presenting from the gaming arena, Jon will have plenty of stories of success and challenges to share.
Jon Alfred, MA, is a Dual Enrollment History instructor and head Esports coach at Willow Canyon High School. He is also a former “Super Coach” for the state of Arizona. Jon is passionate about Epsorts and the opportunities it provides students. He works towards creating safe spaces for his student-athletes and allowing them opportunities to find collegiate and career paths in Esports. Jon is also excited to help esports grow in Arizona having been one of the first high school coaches in the state to now leading a Arizona Discord for high school coaches and more. His current focus is on 19th-century elections, socio-economic impacts in internal borderlands, esports careers and improving the high school esports scene.
Alfonso is a highly skilled and experienced Esports Network Engineer with a passion for the intersection of gaming and technology. With 20+ years of expertise in network infrastructure design, implementation, and optimization, he has become a trusted professional in the Esports industry.