For Release – Tuesday August 4, 2020
National Collegiate Rugby is pleased to announce the appointment of Vice President Steve Hiatt as its Interim Director of Men’s Rugby. NCR CEO Steve Cohen who has been the long term NSCRO/NCR Men’s Director will be stepping down from his role as Men’s Director to focus more of his time on strategic programming for the organization.
Hiatt started serving NSCRO in 2014 as a key advisor and was named the NSCRO Vice President in 2017. He has been the coach of the California State University Maritime Academy’s rugby team since 2010.
As Director of Men’s Rugby with NCR, Hiatt’s focus will be helping NCR teams and players achieve the best collegiate athletic experience possible. With the recent exponential growth of clubs joining NSCRO and now rebranded as NCR, Hiatt will look to raise the service bar even higher for NCR’s members. NCR CEO Steve Cohen says “We are thrilled that Steve will be taking over this role. His commitment to the organization has made him a role model for all of our staff and we cannot wait to see the impact his influence will have on men’s collegiate rugby in the US.”
Hiatt made the US National Team in both of rugby’s formats, 7s and XVs, as well as the USA Collegiate All-American team. Hiatt and his wife Karen live in Northern California with their three daughters. He received his MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Formed in 2020, NCR is committed to the development of college rugby by providing a wide array of services and governance for men’s and women’s collegiate rugby programs. NCR is proud to oversee nearly 15,000 men’s and women’s collegiate rugby players from about 600 programs across the United States.
NCR evolved from the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) which was founded in 2007. Originally created to support the growth and development of small college rugby, the organization now serves college rugby programs of all sizes.