Rockies President Keli McGregor Dies At 48, Remembered By Team
Keli McGregor, Rockies President, Dies At 48
Rockies President Keli McGregor was found dead at Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, early morning on Tuesday. McGregor's body was found in his hotel room by the Salt Lake City Police after team officials were unable to reach McGregor. The police say it appears McGregor died of natural causes, and foul play is not suspected. The official cause of death will be investigated by Utah State Medical Examiner's Office. It is alleged that McGregor was in Salt Lake City on a business trip with team chairman & CEO Charlie Monfort and executive vice president Greg Feasel.
McGregor served as the President of Colorado Rockies since 2001. He is a former NFL tight end, having played for Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts. McGregor used to coach for University of Florida and worked as an athletic director for the University of Arkansas. He than left football and in 1993 joined Colorado Rockies, an MLB team based in Denver. He served as senior director of operations responsible for day-to-day operations of the club. McGregor was promoted to President in 2001.
The press release posted on Colorado Rockies website describes McGreror as a "wonderful man."
"Words cannot describe the level of shock and disbelief that we all are feeling this morning at the loss of Keli," said Monfort. "Our thoughts, our prayers are with Lori and the entire family as we all try to cope and understand how such a tragic loss could occur with such a wonderful man."
In addition to his Presidency with Rockies, McGregor was co-founder and served as president of the Reaching Out to Youth Foundation in the battle against cystic fibrosis, served as a board member on the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Mountain Stats Employers Council, and was appointed by Colorado Gov. Bill Owens to serve in an advisory position on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
McGregor is survived by his wife and four children.