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Asset expert grows rugby site's wealth of information

By Loren Nelson, 06/15/15, 11:00AM CDT


Bob Stephen's business acumen helped build out the Danville Oaks Rugby Football Club's website

Webmaster of the Week: June 8-14


Bob Stephen


Danville Oaks Rugby Football Club


Webmaster/Treasurer/Girls Varsity Gold assistant coach


Stephen grew up in Salt Lake City, where he was a varsity wrestler for two years for Highland High before a knee injury during his senior season derailed his career. Rugby wasn’t on Stephen’s radar as a high schooler, although Highland started what would become a highly successfully program when he was a senior. “They probably asked me to play,” he said, “but I was into wrestling at the time.” Stephen, a Utah State University graduate, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of San Ramon, where he serves as CEO of Robert Stephen Consulting, LLC. Stephen’s company focuses on corporate real estate, providing asset management webpages and reports for several large companies. Stephen became heavily involved in rugby four years ago when his son, Joseph, started playing. “I started watching my son play, and I fell in love with the game immediately.”

What he does:

Stephen has served as the Danville Oaks Rugby Football Club webmaster since last fall, coinciding with the organization’s move to the Sport Ngin platform. He built out the club’s team pages, which come complete with rosters, full schedules and scores. Stephen’s daughter, Jessica, a junior, plays for the NorCal Champion and nationally ranked Girls Varsity Gold team he helps coach. Stephen created the site’s Pitches page that lists the city, name and address of the area fields used by the club. The information also includes a link to a Google map for the field. He also has a Volunteering section on the site that offers detailed descriptions for the various positions associated with each team.

Making his mark:

As an assets management expert, it only makes sense that Stephen created a Lost and Found section on the site that shows all the gear left behind at the field after practices and games. He says he has about a 20-percent success rate getting the lost items back to the rightful owners.

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