ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Fontbonne University Director of Athletics, Maria Buckel, is pleased to announce the hiring of Brandon Clark as the Head eSports Coach.
"I'm excited to have someone like Coach Brandon Clark leading our eSports program," said Buckel. "Coach Clark has a wide variety of experience in gaming and beyond to help us start our eSports program. I know he'll be an outstanding role model for our student-athletes. I look forward to the heights this new sport can go under his leadership."
"I'm beyond excited and grateful to be named Head eSports Coach at Fontbonne University," Clark said. "I feel that the university is fully supportive of college eSports and I look forward to seeing the program grow and thrive at Fontbonne."
Clark is a 2018 graduate from Missouri Baptist University. While there, he was heavily involved in the process of helping shape first year collegiate eSports League of Legends program.
He was a part of a roster that averaged five-eight hours of practice time, worked with the head coach and players to help develop team and leadership skills, managed and casted live streams of the games, along with helping analyze game footage for team improvement.
He graduated from MBU with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with emphasis in Pastoral Studies.
Fontbonne will start out its gaming season playing League of Legends which is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS and RPG elements. Two teams, each with a unique design and playstyle, will battle head-to-head across battlefields and game modes.
Competition will begin in Fall of 2019.
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