CLG introduces new, football-style coaching staff
Today, in a bid to avoid another disappointment, the team revealed a new coaching staff.
Chris “Blurred Limes” Ehrenreich will take over as Head Coach, with the team’s analyst Tony “Zikzlol” Gray moving up to the Strategic Coach position.
If you’ve never heard of Ehrenreich, that’s no surprise. He comes from a background in sports management, studying at Clemson University, where he worked with the school's football team. That doesn’t mean he isn’t intimately familiar with League of Legends—he’s a Diamond player, after all—but his expertise comes in coaching itself.
As the head coach, Ehrenreich will take an overarching role in managing the structure surrounding the Counter Logic Gaming team.
That leaves Gray to handle the nitty-gritty in-game dynamics. He’ll be the man appearing on stage behind the team during the pick and ban phase at LCS matches.
It’s a setup somewhat similar to those of American professional sports franchises. In the NFL, for example, the head coach is often more in a managerial position, while the offensive coordinator and position coaches handle the details. That’s no accident considering Ehrenreich’s background. He’s well positioned to lend an authoritative hand to Counter Logic Gaming, something the team has lacked over the past few years.
In a video introduction, Ehrenreich outlines his vision for the team: