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Seattle announced today that Rusty Brown has signed a 3-year contract extension to remain general manager of the Rainmakers.
The first of its kind in the MLU, this 3-year deal represents Brown’s dedication to the Seattle Rainmakers and Major League Ultimate.
“I am exited that the league has decided to invest in me in the long-term picture,” said Brown. “Knowing that the scope and vision for this organization can be built upon each year is amazing. “
Brown first joined the Rainmakers in the 2013 season as the operations manager where he coordinated game day operations and production. Thanks to Brown’s ability to secure halftime acts, DJs and national anthem singers, Seattle games were routinely packed with screaming fans.
After a successful inaugural season in which the Rainmakers earned a spot in the Western Conference Championship, Brown signed a 1-year deal to become the general manager. While the Rainmakers were 4-6 in season two, Seattle upheld their reputation as one of the MLU’s toughest places to play as thousands of fans attended home games at both Renton Memorial Stadium and Mount Vernon High School during the Spring Reign tournament.
In addition to his work with the Rainmakers, Brown has spent many years as operations manager for DiscNW, the Pacific Northwest’s ultimate frisbee organizational body. He also organizes the girls, boys and coed ultimate programs at Garfield High School where he is the coach of the boys varsity team, Purple Haze.
“I truly believe that the best way to shape anything in our sport is from within and I’ve shown that in my dedication to MLU, USAU and my local organization DiscNW,” said Brown. “Our sport is evolving in many ways and to be one of the leaders here in Seattle is a blessing.”