HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Coker College Director of Esports Joseph Rudy announced the addition of Jonathan Gill to the 2018-19 roster. Gill joins Michael Ponton, Stephen Gifford-Reis, Justin Steeves, Madison Schmidt, and Aden Vermeersch on the esports squad.
"I am extremely excited to have Jonathan join us at Coker," said Rudy. "His experience in the Overwatch scene is exactly what we need to be competitive during our first season. Jonathan and Madison [Schmidt] were teammates before coming to Coker, so I am excited to see what existing synergy the two players have."
Gill is from Haymarket, Va., where he attended Battlefield High School. While attending Battlefield H.S., Gill was a member of the baseball and track and field teams for the Bobcats. Gill was crowned a conference champion in the pole vault. Outside of athletics, Gill was a member of the Choir Council and Mascot Corps. Most recently, Gill attended Viterbo University where he competed for the track and field team. Gill will play in the flexplayer spot in Overwatch for the Navy and Gold.
He is the son of Mark and Lisa Gill. Jonathan plans to major in Music at Coker.
Jonathan Gill Highlights
About Coker Esports
Gaming is more than a hobby — it represents community, competition, and passion. Accordingly, Coker College is moving to the forefront of collegiate esports with a varsity team under the Coker Athletics department and unparalleled opportunities for students to take their skills to the next level.
Coker College's inaugural varsity esports team will begin DII competition in the fall of 2018. The college is now recruiting talent for the following 2018-19 rosters:
League of Legends — a competitive, team-based strategy game
Overwatch — a multiplayer game of modern warfare
Hearthstone — a fast-paced, turn-based online card game
To learn more, please contact Coker College's Director of Esports, Joseph Rudy or fill out a prospective student-athlete form. Additionally, if you'd like a more detailed description on Coker esports, click here.