Arkansas State’s new coach for its spring game, Nick Bhardwaj, isn’t from Arkansas and not really an Arkansas State fan, but that didn’t stop him from forking over $11,700 for the opportunity to be an FBS coach for a day.
Bhardwaj, a 25-year-old from Northern California, is the CEO of Beyond Games, a gaming studio based in San Francisco, Calif., and prior to that, he was Vice President of Monetization at NaturalMotion, which was recently acquired by Zynga for $527 million.
And on Friday night, he’ll be calling plays for the Red Wolves.
“I love the outpour of support from A-State fans and the community,” said Bhardwaj in a statement released by the school. “Since realizing I was going to win the auction, I have been reviewing tapes from last season for both Arkansas State and North Carolina to better understand offensive and defensive strategies. I’ve been reading every piece of press on the current team and recruits for A-State, so I am looking forward to hitting the ground runningRead More »from Arkansas State's spring game auction winner is a 25-year-old tech company CEO from California