Esports coaching staff

Esports coaching staff

Nate Meeker

Director of Esports


I am an experienced curriculum developer in higher education with a background being a lecturer and assistant professor in graduate universities in Asia. On the gaming side of things I have competed at a high level in both Counter Strike and Hearthstone. I did my undergraduate work here at Akron in Secondary Education and my M. ED work at The University of Southern California with a focus in Linguistics.

Headshot of UA esports Club Coordinator, Nate Meeker.

Hunter Walls-Wood

Esports Head Coach


From the moment I started watching old MLG events online, I have been an esports fanatic. After watching for a couple of years, I began competing in Call of Duty while in High School. After competing in six Call of Duty majors, I stepped away from competing to focus on the esports club I started while working on my undergraduate degree at Abilene Christian University. I have a passion for teaching people about the world of esports and do my best to get people involved through competition, community, or broadcasting!

Headshot of UA esports head coach, Hunter Walls-Wood

Jack Tupta

Esports Coordinator


Growing up I was always known as the kid who's good at every video game. As I got older I narrowed my esport titles down to Smash Bros. and Call of Duty. I eventually got the opportunity to compete at the varsity level for both esports titles at The University of Akron. While competing, I've worked with several charities, high schools, and esports facilities to help grow their programs. With my professional background in esports and love for all kinds of video games, I plan to improve the college student esports experience.

Headshot of UA esports coordinator, Jack Tupta

Mailing address for esports at The University of Akron

Jean Hower Taber Student Union
51C (show on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803