Chris Gaul has been selected as the first Director of Esports to lead the newly created Nighthawks Esports program in August 2018.
Gaul, who is a graduate of Allegheny College earned a bachelors degree in economics in 2018. As a student, Gaul was a student assistant in the Student Involement Office, a redisdent advisor and completed an internship inside the Redisdence Life Office.
As a head coach at NOVA, Gaul will lead the Nighthawks Esports program into the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).
Before becoming head coach at NOVA, Gaul developed a proposal to help jump start an esports program at Allegheny and was also a consultant at Ursuline College for the introduction of esports.
Along with his coaching duties, Gaul will also serve as a Student Engagement Specialist in the College-wide Office of Student Life.