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San Diego Legion announces appointment of Ashley Otte as Executive GM


Last updated 8/19/2018 at 10:20am

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Ashley Otte

The San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, announced the appointment of Ashley Otte as Executive General Manager effective Aug. 27. 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."

All home games are hosted at the University of San Diego Torero Stadium, for more information about San Diego Legion, follow the Major League Rugby team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit


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