Manhattan College has named Marianne Reilly as its new athletic director.
Reilly, a graduate of Manhattan in 1982, returns with more than 30 years of experience under her belt. Most recently, Reilly served as the associate athletic director at Fordham University, where she oversaw NCAA compliance and eligibility, along with leading the life skills program and serving as sports administrator to several teams.
“I am extremely excited to be able to come home to Manhattan,” Reilly said in a statement to the media. “It is a dream come true and I would like to thank Dr. O’Donnell and Dr. Satterlee for this amazing opportunity.”
Reilly becomes the first female AD in Manhattan’s history. She was also the first woman to be inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 1992 after a stellar basketball career that also saw her become the school’s first 1,000-point scorer.
Reilly replaces Tom O’Connor, who served as interim AD for two months after Noah LeFevre– who was the previous AD– and the school parted ways.
“Marianne Reilly brings to Manhattan an impressive record of accomplishment as an administrator and educator,” President Brennan O’Donnell said in a statement to the media. “As an accomplished student-athlete, a former coach, and an alumna of the College, she has a deep understanding of what is needed to excel in this important position.”
Reilly will be introduced to the public tomorrow at Draddy Gymnasium at 11:30 a.m.