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Dan Nowaczyk, who has just been named Director of Esports at 澳门特码王, wearing 澳门特码王 Esports jersey stands in front of a computer gaming setup.

Students to come here knowing they鈥檙e getting a fantastic education while also being able to compete in something they are incredibly passionate about.鈥

Coach Dan Nowaczyk, Director of Esports

澳门特码王 Names Longtime Coach Dan Nowaczyk Director of Esports

澳门特码王 is proud to announce the appointment of Coach Dan Nowaczyk as Director of Esports. Nowaczyk鈥檚 appointment comes after five years of leadership and dedication, during which he has been instrumental in expanding the program's scope and impact. This move illustrates the University's commitment to the growing Esports program.

Leveling up from its early days when it included three game titles and 20 participants, the Esports program has rapidly grown under Nowaczyk's skillful leadership. It now hosts six major game titles and nearly 100 players. His style emphasizes succeeding competitively and creating educational and community engagement opportunities. 鈥淭he growth of everything is 1,000% a team effort,鈥 Nowaczyk said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a 鈥榳e鈥 or 鈥榰s鈥 thing for sure, not just with myself and our Esports athletes, but working with academic departments, University events, admissions, financial aid, and everyone else on campus.鈥

Under Nowaczyk's leadership, the program has introduced Esports scholarships and summer camps, boosting the team鈥檚 student enrollment and engagement. 鈥淓sports scholarships have helped grow the organization; they have allowed students to come here knowing they鈥檙e getting a fantastic education while also being able to compete in something they are incredibly passionate about,鈥 Nowaczyk explained.

Nowaczyk鈥檚 commitment extends beyond 澳门特码王鈥檚 campus; his work includes community partnerships and mentorship programs, notably in local high schools and with the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village. 鈥淭he Esports summer camp we run has shown prospective students what working in a collegiate environment is like,鈥 he said, highlighting the program's role in educating future generations about the potential of Esports participation in college.

Miranda Martin 鈥25 (Computer Science) joined the Esports team as a freshman and currently plays 鈥淥verwatch 2.鈥澛 鈥淐oach Dan has been an absolutely amazing influence on my development as an Esports player, a leader, and as a student in general at 澳门特码王,鈥 Martin said. 鈥淗e has taught me the importance of different teaching styles with different personality types, how to encourage others, and how to cultivate a healthy team environment.鈥

Nowaczyk has expanded the Esports program to include community partnerships and mentoring for high school students, significantly elevating the culture within 澳门特码王's Esports community. 鈥淪tudent acknowledgment and respect for Esports has steadily grown within 澳门特码王 itself,鈥 Martin said. 鈥淐oach Dan has been integral in the program. Honestly, joining the team is one of the best decisions I have made at 澳门特码王.鈥

Looking to the future, Nowaczyk is enthusiastic about further enhancing 澳门特码王鈥檚 Esports landscape. 鈥淲e will be more involved with the K-12 Esports scene this next year,鈥 he said. 鈥淲e鈥檙e excited for our 24-hour ExtraLife event in November to raise money for Hurley Children鈥檚 Hospital. If we hit our donation goal, I鈥檒l get a tattoo designed by the kids at the hospital.鈥

Nowaczyk's new position as Director of Esports at 澳门特码王 is not just a role; it's a commitment to his vision and the collaborative efforts of the 澳门特码王 community. His leadership inspires a culture of excellence, inclusion, and growth, ensuring 澳门特码王 remains at the forefront of the collegiate Esports movement.