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NCR congratulates Dan Payne on his hiring by USA Rugby as the General Manager of High Performance

By National Collegiate Rugby, 04/13/21, 6:00AM EDT


(L to R) Scott Bracken (Coach, Claremont Colleges), Steve Cohen (NSCRO CEO), Dan Payne and son

News Update

During his tenure as CEO of USAR, Dan was an avid supporter of NSCRO and its mission. Dan attended the 2017 NSCRO Men's National Championship held at Infinity Park. During our live stream broadcast, Dan presented numerous NSCRO awards to our players and spoke about the value of NSCRO to rugby in the US. He also met with NSCRO Officials to discuss ideas on how our 2 organizations working together would benefit the growth of rugby. 

With the recent evolution of NSCRO into NCR the opportunities for introducing rugby to more colleges and establishing it as one of the top college sports have never been greater. NCR, like NSCRO, continues to operate as an independent amateur sports organization. With a talented professional staff focused solely on college rugby, NCR is well positioned to make this happen. 

We look forward to working with Dan and USA Rugby to this end as well as providing high performance pathway opportunities for our members.

Steve Cohen
NSCRO Founder and former CEO