Bryan Hummel, our new Director of Esports at Fisher College, comes to us formerly from Bay State College as their Director of Esports. Under Bryan’s direction his teams put on exceptional performances, placing 2nd in the nation in League of Legends, 1st in the nation in Fortnite, 1st in the nation in Super Smash Brothers, 1st in the east conference in Rocket League with a 2nd place finish in the national championship, 2nd place in the Call of Duty national championship, 3/4th place in the Overwatch national championship, and second place in the Hearthstone national championship this past year. Bryan is also an adjunct professor in the sports communication department for esports minors at Emerson college, as well as a consultant for various college esports programs. Bryan created the first fully online competitive esports program in the nation at Colorado State University Global.
Aaron Colaiacomo comes to us from Bay State College previously as their Assistant Director of Esports. Aaron will now serve as the Assistant Director of Esports at Fisher College. Aaron's previous experiences in collegiate esports stem from Providence College, where he founded their program and was able to receive outside funding to build a state-of-the-art esports facility. Aaron then moved on to be the Director of Esports for Johnson and Whales University. Aaron has an extensive background in starting collegiate esports programs where he has advised over 20 new programs. Under Aaron’s direction as the head coach for Super Smash brothers at Bay State, he led his team to a first-place finish in the 2022 national championship.
Caroline Shaw comes to Fisher with a magnitude of experience in the esports and gaming industry, previously serving as the Director of Game Operations for the (NECC) New England Collegiate Conference. In her role at Fisher College, she will work closely with our Enrollment, Financial aid, and Academic departments to ensure success for incoming and returning students overseeing their recruitment process and academic success. Caroline will also work closely with New England area middle and high schools to incubate the growth of scholastic esports to create a pipeline of future Falcon scholars. Caroline works great in team-based environments and is excited to help Fisher continue its upward trajectory of student satisfaction.
Drake Newsome has extensive coaching experience in both the amateur and collegiate League of Legends scene. Drake previously worked for the University of Pikeville as their student head coach, as well as Marietta College as their head coach. Drake’s most recent collegiate experience was with Bay State College, where he led his team to 2nd place in the national championship for collegiate League of Legends out of 421 teams.
Taylor “loRascall” Hays has a professional coaching background in CSGO. He is known for bringing teams to the premier league. In his first year as a collegiate head coach, Hays has helped bring his Valorant roster “levitate” to a top 40 NA ranking in the professional scene.