Staff

Chief Executive Officer –

**The SoCal Youth Rugby CEO position is currently open. To learn more about the position, please review the CEO Job Description. Resume, cover letter, and three professional references will be accepted at info@socalyouthrugby.org through October 6, 2021.

Giovanni Vaglietti

Giovanni will be departing SoCal Youth Rugby on September 30, 2021. For further information on this change, please visit SCYR News.

Giovanni brings extensive sports management experience that includes working for Football.com where he worked hand in hand with soccer clubs throughout the United States to develop the companies innovative club management platform. Giovanni has also worked at the Australian Open, the BNP Paribas Open, SDSU’s athletic department and Club Corps’ leading country club. Along the way, he has worked with world class athletes including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Teemu Selanne and Bode Miller.

Having been born and raised in South Africa, Giovanni has a tremendous passion and understanding of the game of rugby. He is excited to bring his 15+ years of experience in youth sports and work with the clubs to substantially grow the game and put SCYR at  the forefront of rugby’s growth in the United States.

Valory Reed – Program & Member Relations

Valory was introduced to rugby in Park City, Utah over two decades ago and has been hooked since.  Valory is an active softball pitching coach, former soccer coach, and has sat on SoCal area youth sport boards. Her obsession with the Olympic Games generated an opportunity to attend the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, work with the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake and Park City, Utah, and serve as an Olympic Torchbearer in 2002.  Valory has deep experience in non-profit organizations, member and public relations, and marketing. 

Christine Mitchell – Player Welfare Program Manager

Christine joined SCYR in October, 2017, in the Player Welfare Program Manager position.  Having first discovered a passion for athletic training as a freshman in high school, Christine went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Masters of Science in Human Physiology and has been a professional Certified Athletic Trainer for over six years.

She has served numerous sports including rugby, water polo, football, soccer, volleyball and tennis among others, while working for a variety of organizations including Boston University, the New England Revolution, San Diego State University and La Jolla Country Day School, where she is currently the Head Athletic Trainer. 

Christine brings significant experience in policy development and implementation, along with a strong record of educating athletes, parents and coaches on the prevention, care and rehabilitation of sports injuries, including concussion.  She has a deep understanding of California state requirements in these areas and is well suited to ensure that SCYR remains focused on the safety of our athletes and compliant with state regulations and requirements.