February 15, 2017
Mark S. Reilly Joins NSCRO Board of Directors
National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release:
Medford, NJ 15 February 2017
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) welcomes longtime sports marketing executive, Mark Reilly, to its Board of Directors.
“Since its inception in 2007, NSCRO has continued to grow in size and participation. Currently, we have more than 230 men’s and 130 women’s team receiving a full range of services”, said Steve Cohen, president of NSCRO.
“Having someone of Mark’s background and experience will be of great use as we enter our next phase of development”.
Reilly, who began his rugby at Bucknell University, was with the broadcaster ESPN for nearly 25 years. During that time he held a variety of senior management positions in advertising sales, program distribution and network development. He also served as the general manager of the Global X Games franchise. Reilly would later return to the game as the Head of Rugby Business, for AIL (now United World Sports, LLC) and oversaw the inaugural HSBC Las Vegas 7s event, as well as the executive producer of its national broadcast.
“It is an exciting time in the growth of rugby in the United States – men’s and women’s, both 15 and 7s – at the collegiate level” said Reilly. “And NSCRO is a great vehicle to enhance that experience for our student-athletes. I am truly delighted to join the NSCRO team in their mission.”
About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 230 men’s and 130 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.
NSCRO is “The Home of Small College Rugby in America”.
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