GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Aquinas has hired a coach for its new esports program that will make its competition debut in the fall.
Adam Antor was named the school’s first-ever esports coach. He comes to Aquinas from West Catholic High School, where he launched a high school esports program that had its Rocket League team finish sixth in national competition.
Speaking to Antor on Wednesday, he tells FOX 17, "esports targets a specific part of your student body who may not have felt as connected to the community before. So, it gives students another activity to be proud of and show their school pride in."
"We're very excited to welcome Adam as our first-ever esports head coach," Director of Athletics Nick Davidson said in a release. "Adam has created a great local connection here in West Michigan and has a really good vision for what we'd like our esports program to become in the coming years. He will be a welcomed addition to the Aquinas College staff."
Aquinas is expected to compete in League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League once it is accepted into the National Association of Collegiate Esports.