Coach Jake Neerland has taken over the formation and management of the esports program as of early May. Neerland has competed in esports for the past six years, coached multiple teams and developed an esports tournament at his previous position.
"As a coach, my aspirations are to build teams capable of competing on any stage they step on," Neerland said.
Neerland has a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Communication Studies from Iowa State University. In addition to esports experience, his professional background includes social media strategy, community management, brand development, marketing and event execution.
Follow Jake and CU’s esports program on our official social media pages for the latest on tryout information and updates on arena construction.