Rachel Quigley Named Executive Director of Myrtle Beach Bowl
Rachel Quigley has been named as the executive director of the Myrtle Beach Bowl. Quigley joins the bowl after spending five years with Visit Myrtle Beach, where she managed partnerships across college and professional sports as a marketing professional.
“We are very pleased to secure Rachel’s leadership for the launch of the 2020 Myrtle Beach Bowl,” said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming and events. “She has distinguished herself in the marketplace on a number of key initiatives representing Visit Myrtle Beach.”
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the Myrtle Beach Bowl alongside ESPN Events and many members of the community, and look forward to making the inaugural year a success,” Quigley said. “I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to each person who has spent time mentoring, supporting and encouraging me throughout my career.”
Quigley’s prior experience includes Clemson University Athletics, the Philadelphia Eagles and Boston Red Sox. She worked alongside ESPN Events on the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach in 2017, as well as the Myrtle Beach Invitational in 2018 and 2019. She also assisted with production surrounding the Super Bowl XLVIII (New York/New Jersey), Super Bowl LII (Minneapolis) and Super Bowl LIII (Atlanta). Quigley graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
The Myrtle Beach Bowl, owned and operated by ESPN Events, will be played at Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina, and will be nationally televised on an ESPN network. The game will feature matchups from three conference partners – Conference USA, Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Sun Belt Conference. Each conference will participate up to four times between 2020 and 2025.
For more information, visit www.myrtlebeachbowlgame.com.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
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