Joey Gawrysiak

Joey Gawrysiak

Shenandoah University, Director of Esports 

Co-Founder, GHS Esports Solutions d/b/a Esports Growth and Development Enterprises (EDGE)

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Joey Gawrysiak holds the controller in the world of esports academia.

He has made the international esports rounds, with appearances on podcasts, radio shows and even a cruise line, and has presented at several gaming and sport management events—including the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Music and Gaming Educational Symposium. He is the  National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) 2021 Esports Program Director of the Year and chairman of NACE’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference.

He has hosted esports tournaments and served as a guest lecturer and consultant for several universities.

Gawrysiak was a competitive gamer in Halo: Combat Evolved while in college.