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Coordinator and Head Coach of Esports
Office: Wright Hall - Apex Arena
Office Phone: 803.321.5268
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M.A., Sports Administration, University of Miami, 2019
B.A., International Security and Conflict Resolution, San Diego State University, 2010
Terrence Knock leads Newberry College's newly-minted competitive gaming program, also known as esports. Knock, an Air Force captain and officer-in-charge of esports and fitness evaluations for the U.S. Air Force Academy, begins with the 2019-2020 season.
“Adopting esports at Newberry College allows students the opportunity to grow and compete in a greater number of ways, and it is a vehicle for technologically-savvy students to put their skills to work,” said Dean of Students Dr. Sandra Rouse. “This puts Newberry at the front of an expanding frontier, and we couldn’t be happier to have Mr. Knock leading the charge.”
Though not a traditional sport, competitive gaming has become thefastest-growing spectator sport in the world. As with any intercollegiate sport, students will win a seat on the team roster based on their playing ability and will be eligible for scholarships. The Newberry program will compete in team-based video games “Overwatch” and “League of Legends,” and will be supported by the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).
In 2018, Knock cofounded the academy’s esports program, the first of its kind for any military service academy. Knock retired from the Air Force with eight years of active duty service.