Meet the Team

Bryan Hummel, Director of Esports

Bryan has Hummel has been involved in competitive and professional gaming for more than 10 years. His notable titles for competition are Halo, Call of Duty, Destiny, PUBG, and Fortnite. After competing as a top 1% player for each title, Hummel saw esports as an opportunity to invest in doing something he loves. In 2014, Hummel launched a website based on helping others advance in their gaming proficiency, employing more than 40 professional gamers in just three years. In the wake of this success, Hummel has gone on to grow esports communities in colleges across the United States. In addition to being the Director of Esports at Bay state College, Hummel is the Interim Director of Esports at Colorado State University Global, and an adjunct professor of esports management at Emerson College.

Drake Newsome, Head Coach of Esports & Admissions Recruiter

With years of experience in the esports world, Drake Newsome signed onto Bay State College in 2021. He held the role of Student Coach at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky in 2015 and won multiple tournaments throughout the amateur science, coached in EUW for some time, as well as coached in KR under contracts between 2016 and 2018. In 2019, Newsome joined Marietta College and placed in top 4 in GLEC both seasons before joining Bay State College. When he is not focusing his time on esports, Drake coaches high school soccer and has a background in track, cross country, and soccer on the college level.