Christopher Gaumond is the first head coach of the Alma College esports program. He will lead all aspects of developing Alma's varsity program, including recruiting qualified student-athletes, scheduling, instructing players in strategies and performance principles, and coaching the team at tournaments and competitions.
"This is a dream come true," says Gaumond. "I'm overjoyed to be selected to lead Alma's program. I look forward to working closely with all of the fantastic people at Alma College and expressing my passion for this field through my work."
A native of Sanford, Mich., Gaumond helped establish an esports club team at Central Michigan University, competing for three years as a player and coaching two years. He owns a 62-21-3 all-time record as a coach and player and is a four-time participant in the Collegiate Starleague (CSL) Playoff Bracket for League of Legends where he earned a spot in the 99.9th percentile of all League of Legends players, as well as the 98th percentile of all Overwatch players, the 95th percentile of all Player Unknown Battlegrounds players, and the 90th percentile of all Fortnite players. Gaumond also coached two players to the 99.99th percentile in League of Legends.