The Esports Industry mirrors the record business in many ways. Besides the obvious multimedia connections, their structures are very similar and therefore very familiar to Coach Arias.
Coach Arias' generation was the first to own Atari 2600's & Commodore 64's.
Coach Arias' first video game was Pong and in 6th grade (early 80's) he was bused once a week to a special program where he learned Basic Computer Program Language.
Coach Arias fell in love with Esports while working STEM summer camp for Black Rocket Productions. It was there he met Coach Joshua Case (NJCU Knights). Coach Case gave an amazing presentation on Esports in June 2019. Inspired by this presentation, Coach Arias approached the UCBOE and administration with the idea of starting a high school Esports program.
By October of 2019, the UCHS Esports program had its first competition versus other Hudson County High Schools at Helix Esports LAN in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Since then, the UCHS Esports program has grown and has won many prizes and grants. This page will serve as a living document to these accomplishments and as a resource to current competitions and schedules for both players and community to access.
Jonathan Morrobel (Class of 2022) 2nd Place Winner High School Esports League in NBA 2K
Tue Sep 27 3:30 pm: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS TNGA Tornadoes Trenton
Wed Sep 28 3:30 pm: Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Newark Tech Smashing Terriers
Tue Oct 04 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS West-Windsor Plainsboro North High School
Wed Oct 05 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS West Caldwell Tech High School Eagles SSBU
Tue Oct 11 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Raiders
Wed Oct 12 3:30 p.m. Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Union High School SSBU
Wed Oct 12 3:30 p.m. @HELIX Soaring Eagles Varsity VS Hoboken High School
Tue Oct 18 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS Payne Tech High School Lions RL
Wed Oct 19 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Summit High School: Hilltoppers SSBU
Wed Oct 19 3:30 p.m.: @HELIX Soaring Eagles Varsity VS Memorial High School
Tue Oct 25 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS Summit High School: Hilltoppers RL
Tue Oct 25 3:30 p.m.: @HELIX Soaring Eagles Varsity VS High Tech High School
Wed Oct 26 3:30 p.m. Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Payne Tech High School Lions SSBU
Schedule includes only the Garden State Esports League and Hudson County HSEL matches for October.
UCHS Esports Varsity at Helix Esports pictured with Coach Joshua Case of NJCU Esports
Esports Accolades Winter 2021-2022
Chris Aviles of the Garden State Esports League w/Coach Arias' Rocket League Winter Squad 22