Meet the Team
Bryan Hummel, Director of Esports
Bryan 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.
Aaron Colaiacomo, Assistant Director of Esports
For almost fifteen years, Aaron “TheParadoxMuse” Colaiacomo has been playing video games professional, working as an analyst, coach, software developer or manager for a number of Esports organizations and working in the collegiate space. Working in titles such as Super Smash Bros, Pokemon, League of Legends he has won several honors in the collegiate and professional scene as well as creating new spaces for rising high schoolers. A Rhode Island native, Colaiacomo is paving the way for esports in New England and across the US.
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.