Kevin Colbert

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Kevin Colbert
Pittsburgh Steelers
Date of birth: January 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): General Manager
College: Robert Morris University
High school: North Catholic High School
Organizations
As administrator:
1984
1985-1989
1990-1999
2000-2010

2010–present
BLESTO Scout
College Scout, Miami Dolphins
Pro Scouting Director, Pittsburgh Steelers
Director of Football Operations, Pittsburgh Steelers
General Manager, Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
  • Won 2 Super Bowls with the Steelers in 2006 and 2009

Kevin Colbert (born January 1957) is the general manager of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers since the start of 2000. He is widely credited with putting together the Super Bowl XL and the Super Bowl XLIII teams in Pittsburgh along with owner Dan Rooney and coaches Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin.

Biography[edit]

A Pittsburgh native, Colbert grew up not far from Heinz Field on the city's North Side and attended North Catholic High School and Robert Morris University. Colbert has experience in coaching and managing teams in baseball and basketball alongside his primary sport football. After graduating from Robert Morris University in 1979, he served as a graduate assistant coach on Robert Morris's basketball team from 1979-1981 and also was the head coach of the baseball team in 1981. In 1981, Colbert moved to Ohio Wesleyan University to be their backfield coach and recruiting coordinator from 1981-1983, and served as the school's head baseball coach in 1984.

In 1984, Colbert joined the BLESTO Scouting Organization and from there was hired by the Miami Dolphins as a college scout from 1985-1989. Colbert joined the Detroit Lions as the Pro Scouting Director in 1990, where he was responsible for scouting players at the pro level (the NFL, the NFL Europe League, and the Canadian Football League as well as assisting with college player evaluation. He joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000 as the Director of Football Operations, assisting in the assembly of two Super Bowl winning teams. In 2010, Colbert was named the Steelers' first ever general manager and was placed in charge of player transactions and acquisitions as the head executive in the Steelers organization. [1]

Colbert and his wife Janis have three children: Kacie, Jennifer, and Daniel as well as a granddaughter, Avery. His older brother Bob Colbert is the head football coach for Saint Vincent College near Pittsburgh, where, coincidentally, the Steelers hold their annual training camp.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Colbert Bio". 2012 Steelers Media Guide. Steelers.com. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tom Donahoe
Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager
2000present
Succeeded by
current GM