The Major League Baseball All Star Game is history so it’s back to work for those NFL alumni who have top management jobs in that OTHER sport.
That small group of OUR alumni includes former offensive tackle Greg Feasel. He was signed as a rookie free agent in 1980 by the Seahawks and later played for the Packers (1986) and Chargers (1987). He also played all three seasons (1983-85) in the short-lived USFL.
Today, the 60-year old Feasel in his ninth season as Chief Operating Officer of baseball’s Colorado Rockies. In that key front office role, he manages all aspects of the team’s business operations, including revenue areas, human resources, and corporate partnerships.
Feasel’s transition to baseball was preceded by a position with Coca Cola where he helped negotiate a sponsorship deal with the new Rockies franchise in 1991. Years later, he was recruited by the Rockies to fill a vice president’s position in their sales and marketing department. That was 24 years ago.
“The Rockies were looking for someone with both a sports and business background,” Feasel says. “What I was doing with Coca Cola in Denver was different on the surface from what I would be doing with the Rockies. However, at the end of the day, it was still treating people the way you want to be treated. It’s worked out great for me and my family.”
Feasel’s family included younger brother Grant, who played center for 10 years (1983-92) with three NFL teams (Colts, Vikings, Seahawks) but, unfortunately, died at age 52 in 2012.
Greg Feasel’s resume includes several non-profit board positions including an earlier stint as President of the NFL Alumni chapter in Colorado.
We wish Greg Feasel and his Rockies continued success. The baseball team has Greg as its Chief Operating Officer while, across town, the Broncos’ General Manager is another former NFL player named John Elway. Good luck to both men this season!