TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- Tuckahoe native Marianne Reilly has been named director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Manhattan College.
“Marianne Reilly brings to Manhattan an impressive record of accomplishment as an administrator and educator,” said Manhattan College President Brennan O’Donnell. “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, who is the first female athletic director in school history and the third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, returns to her alma mater after spending the last 30 years at Fordham University.
“I am extremely excited to be able to come home to Manhattan,” Reilly said. “It is a dream come true and I would like to thank Dr. O’Donnell and Dr. Satterlee for this amazing opportunity.”
A 1982 graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in physical education, Reilly was the first woman inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 and the first 1,000-point scorer in school history. In 2014, she was inducted into the MAAC Hall of Fame at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Reilly holds a master’s degree in educational dministration from Lehman College and earned a professional diploma from Fordham’s Graduate School of Education in administration and supervision.