Nick Rider


  • Title: Director of Technology/Founder
  • School / Organization: Carey Exempted Village Schools / Esports Ohio
  • Location: Carey, OH
Nick Rider

Nick Rider is the Founder and President of the educational non-profit, Esports Ohio, which specializes in the organization, oversight and competition structure of scholastic esports at the high school level. He is also Director of Technology for the Carey Exempted Village School District, ad-junct professor and designer of the esports management and coaching program at Rhodes State College, the Carey High School Esports Coach, and a high school educator. Throughout his 15 years of education experience he has spearheaded several STEM initiatives, served on several educational advisory committees, most notably the Ohio Department of Education Digital Task Force, and has been selected to present innovative strategies at countless educational technology conferences.

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

I want to create opportunities for students to become more involved with school by utilizing esports as an educational change agent to use their passion in gaming to ignite enthusiam in learning and succeeding.

What is your favorite game?

Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Last of Us