Christian is approaching his second season with the team and his ninth year as a Division I men’s basketball head coach this year.
The game will mark the beginning of the entire 2020-21 college basketball season and will be broadcasted on CBS Sports.
Eight Atlantic 10 schools, including GW, are banding together to host an esports tournament.
The annual tournament, usually held in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, will take place Nov. 26-28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Shear will be responsible for tasks like team travel, scheduling and coordinating food and alumni relations.
The athletic department exceeded its $100,000 fundraising goal in a campaign to mitigate the financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative, dubbed Together we Raise Higher, aims to raise $100,000 by Oct. 12.
Alumna Lauren Shear currently works as an athletics department communications associate, serving as the media contact for eight teams.
Christian joined Advancement of Blacks in Sport, which pushes for institutional changes that promote racial, social and economic justice.
The commission will implement racial equity programming that focus on education, activism and accountability, according to the release.