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Northwood wins national esports program of the year

July 29, 2022

Coach Elsen wins Director of the Year by National Association of Collegiate Esports

Northwood University this week celebrated a historic milestone as the Timberwolves won Program of the Year honors by the National Association of Collegiate Esports.

“This award means so much to the students and myself,” said Esports Coach Cody Elsen. “The hard work everyone has put in resulted in a dream scenario for us.”

Northwood has had a year to remember, capturing a world championship; a North American championship; three national titles; and countless league and tournament wins.

Northwood fields teams in 11 different Esports games. The university this week won Program of the Year honors by the National Association of Collegiate Esports.

“Northwood had one of the most dominant years in collegiate esports history,” Elsen noted. “The support from Northwood has enabled us to have a wildly successful year.”

As a student helping with team operations, Aden Frosch said this latest award is very special.

“The award is not just about those playing but everyone involved keeping the program heading forward,” added Frosch, who hails from Coppell, Texas.

The Timberwolves look to build on this great success heading into this fall with high expectations across eight esport tiles.

Northwood is proud to announce that Coach Elsen was named Director of the Year and Rocket League Coach of the Year.

“I truly feel blessed to be named Director of the Year and Rocket League Coach of the Year,” Elsen said. “If it weren’t for the student-athletes and student workers, this would not have been possible. We are a student-first program and I have those hard workers to thank for this.”

This is the second consecutive year Coach Elsen has been named Rocket League Coach of the Year, and his first time being named Director of the Year.

“We are looking ahead and seeking to capitalize on the momentum we built this year,” Elsen said. “We are grateful for Northwood’s support and will continue to make Timberwolves nation proud.”

Northwood fields teams in 11 different Esports games. For more information about the program, visit our Esports site or email .

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