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San Diego Legion Announces Appointment of Ashley Otte as Executive GM


San Diego Legion Announces Appointment of Ashley Otte as Executive GM

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SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, announced today the appointment of Ashley Otte as Executive General Manager effective August 27, 2018. In his new role, Otte  is responsible for management of the Legion's overall business, including its relationships within Major League Rugby, the media, and Legion fans, sponsors, and partners.

Prior to his current role, Otte served as the General Manager at The Enthusiast Network (TEN Media), specifically Powder Magazine group where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the collective business including development, marketing, sales, events and content initiatives. During his tenure at TEN, Otte curated and executed a growth strategy for all business ventures creating year on year growth.

San Diego Legion's co-owner Ryan Patterson stated: "After a thorough and thoughtful search process, we are thrilled to have Ashley join us as Executive GM.  Ashley brings a strong leadership reputation, fantastic management credentials and experience, and a lifelong passion for elite level sports – all of which are critical ingredients in the continued evolution of the Legion brand," said Ryan Patterson, co-owner of the San Diego Legion.

"As one of the fastest growing sports worldwide, I cannot imagine a more important and exciting time to join the Legion," said Otte. "After a successful launch this past season, there is a strong foundation for the continued growth of rugby here in Southern California.  We have amazing ownership to give us all the resources needed to build a world-class club, and rugby community-at-large. I look forward to working with this dynamic team and leading the Legion to a Championship title."

About San Diego Legion

Founded in 2018, San Diego Legion is part of the professional Major League Rugby organization, one of eight founding teams launching in the US. Featuring a mixture of the most talented athletes from around the globe, including international provincial all-stars combined with domestic talent from North America, to showcase the best professional rugby has to offer. 

Beyond the pitch, SD Legion is committed to building a grassroots community around the sport of rugby in Southern California. By creating outreach programs to bring new players to the game and high-performance pathways to keep the best athletes in the sport, the Legion works closely with local clubs, high schools and college programs to create the competitive pathway to elevate the American game to the next level.

All home games are hosted at the University of San Diego Torero Stadium, the perfect destination for rugby fans and families to experience the game up close and personal.  For more information about San Diego Legion, follow the Major League Rugby team on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or visit | @SanDiegoLegion | @SDLegion | #sdlegion


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