March 6, 2002
Notre Dame, Ind. – Bill Scholl, assistant athletic director for marketing the last seven years in the University of Note Dame athletic department, has been named executive director of the Notre Dame National Monogram Club.
Rev. James Riehle, C.S.C., who has held that post since 1978, will continue to work with the Monogram Club on an emeritus basis. Riehle, a 1949 Notre Dame graduate, is a former dean of students at the University and also has been the athletic department chaplain for 26 years.
“The relationships carved out by the Monogram Club between our former student-athletes and the University are integral to all those involved,” says Notre Dame director of athletics Kevin White.
“We have continued to work, Father Riehle in particular in concert with the club’s officers and board of directors, to strengthen the bonds between these entities. We believe there is even additional potential there – and Bill Scholl’s understanding of the possibilities and Father Riehle’s experience with the club will help us realize those prospects.”
Scholl previously served four years as Notre Dame’s director of ticketing and marketing following three years as athletics promotions manager. He has overseen Notre Dame’s marketing and promotions programs and will continue serving as the administrator for the Irish baseball team.
As the promotions manager at Notre Dame, he greatly expanded the horizons of Notre Dame’s Olympic sports profile. Scholl was responsible for developing and implementing marketing and promotions plans for all athletic events. His activities included coordinating special events, giveaways, clinics, group nights and other general functions that broadened the community’s awareness of Notre Dame’s Olympic sports.
The former director of financial development for the 1987 International Summer Special Olympic Games, Scholl served in the same position for one year at South Bend’s Logan Center which offers services to persons with developmental disabilities. He also spent five years with the Juhl Advertising Agency in Mishawaka.
While working for Special Olympics, the South Bend native was responsible for raising a $4.8 million budget from national and local corporations, foundations, governments, special events and the general public. Through his efforts, the final amount raised for the ’87 Games was in excess of $8 million.
In June of 2000, the Notre Dame National Monogram Club awarded him an honorary monogram. Born Sept. 2, 1957, Scholl is a 1979 Notre Dame graduate. He and his wife, Julie, have three children, Michael, Stefanie and Kelly.