Esports coaching staff

Esports coaching staff

Michael Fay Jr.

Director of Esports and Head Coach


While my life as a gamer started with Commander Keen, I got my start in esports as a YouTuber and live streamer on where I created strategic & analytical content for League of Legends. During that time I obtained a degree in Psychology from Saint Michael's College. I then worked as a commentator, coach, and broadcast production director for competitions in the game Overwatch while I obtained an MFA in Emergent Media from Champlain College. My Masters research centered around the management of online communities for video games & esports.

Headshot of UA esports Head coach and Director, Michael Fay Jr.

David Kirk Jr.

Assistant Director


I’m a lifelong gamer interested in the potential cognitive, social, and mental health benefits that esports and video games can have on the development of students within a higher education setting. I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Biochemistry and did my Masters work at Illinois State University where I conducted research on esports in higher education.

Headshot of UA esports Assistant Director, David Kirk Jr.

Nate Meeker

Club Coordinator


I am an experienced curriculum developer in higher education with a background being a lecturer and assistant professor in graduate universities in Asia. On the gaming side of things I have competed at a high level in both Counter Strike and Hearthstone. I did my undergraduate work here at Akron in Secondary Education and my M. ED work at The University of Southern California with a focus in Linguistics.

Headshot of UA esports Club Coordinator, Nate Meeker.

Mailing address for esports at The University of Akron

The Honors College
180 S. College St., Suite 142 (show on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803