Kevin Colbert!

Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 HeadshotsKevin Colbert is living the life that many Pittsburgh natives dream of. Colbert grew up only a stone’s throw away from Heinz Field, a native of the city’s North side. Colbert was a student of North Catholic High School, and pursued his higher education at Robert Morris University, a private University in Pittsburgh. After graduating from Robert Morris University, he served as the Universities assistant basketball coach form 1979-1981 and also coached the University’s baseball team as well. From Robert Morris Colbert moved on to Ohio Wesleyan where he was their back field coordinator as well as baseball coach.

As is made obvious by Kevin Colbert’s history he is no one trick pony, but a man of many talents. In 1984 Colbert left Ohio Wesleyan to take up a scouting position with BLESTO and was then recruited by the Miami Dolphins as a college scout. When Colbert’s time with the Dolphins came to an end in 1990 he moved on with the Detroit Lions as their professional scouting director. Continue reading

What Makes a Good General Manager

what_makes_a_good_general_managerThe role of a General Manager is to bear financial responsibility when discussing contracts with players and to facilitate and oversee all player transactions. This job also comes with responsibility over the coaching staff as well, even the head coach. Typically the General Manager is the person who deals in all of the hiring and firing within an organization. Other rolls of the General Manager are largely dependent on the team. Some teams give their General Managers oversight of the entire football team, while others partner their General Managers with head coaches in more of an advisory roll with the head coach possessing most of the power over the football operations, and sometime coaches pull double duty and wear the hats of both coach and General Manager. Continue reading