AJ Dimick serves as the Director of Operations for the University of Utah's varsity esports program. AJ began his career in mainstream sports at a local sports radio station, 1280TheZone. There he produced the state's highest rated afternoon drive-time sports radio talk show and also produced MLS soccer broadcasts for Real Salt Lake and covered Utah Utes and Jazz basketball. AJ pivoted into the gaming industry and received his Masters degree at the University of Utah's #1 ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering game development program. While there, he produced the 2014 Independent Game Festival Student Showcase winner Cyber Heist. AJ remained on staff at EAE as the Game Studio relations director, furthering EAE as a essential farm team for game studios throughout the country. When the University of Utah began researching esports as a potential varsity team, AJ combined his passions for games and sports to take lead on a scholarship esports program which serves as the first of its kind from schools in the Power-5 conferences.