Former Packers Star to be the first coach of Lakeland University's eSports program


Rounak "FL45H666" Roy


Feb, 08.2020

Former Packers Star to be the first coach of Lakeland University's eSports program Traditional sports athletes are taking esports very seriously Esports has reached a point when you can simply graduate as an esports athlete. Plus, it is similar to traditional sports in a lot of ways. The glamor and cash factor have already arrived and with that more and more traditional players are now leaning towards esports. We've seen Jay Ajayi, a professional American footballer turned himself into a FIFA esports player. We just saw Gareth Bale own a gaming team. And now Ahman Green, who played professional football for Green Bay Packer will be a coach in the Lakeland University's new eSports program. Students at Lakeland University will learn the art of gaming from Ahman Green, who according to Sheboygan college, has always been a gamer. Actually, after retiring from professional football in 2009, Green hosted a weekly esports talk show named True Game Fans Network. “This has been a lifelong passion for me, and I am excited to get the opportunity to come to Lakeland in this new role and grow the university’s program from the ground up,” Green said. Lakeland is renovating an existing 3000 square-feet space where it's eSports team will practice and compete. The renovated space will feature 18 gaming stations, six consoles, a lounge area and space for spectators to watch. “It is amazing how quickly eSports is growing, and how much it has evolved over the years I have been playing. I’m looking forward to talking to gamers about Lakeland and all the university has to offer as we build this program," Green said. During his 12-year long NFL career, Green was a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro Player. He has been inducted in both Nebraska and Green Bay Halls of Fame.