William P. Geivett
Sr. Vice President-Scouting & Player Development/Assistant General Manager
Bill Geivett was named Senior Vice President of Scouting and Player Development, Assistant General Manager in January of 2011. He oversees both scouting and player development, while also assisting Dan O'Dowd with all baseball decisions and evaluations.
Geivett, 47, joined the Rockies November 10, 2000 and is in his 11th season with the club, his 24th in professional baseball. In 2007, the Rockies were named the Organization of the Year by Baseball America after the club reached the World Series.
The club's director of player personnel since 2000, Geivett added the role of farm director in 2003. In 2004, the Rockies minor league system produced both the Minor League Player of the Year (Jeff Francis) and Minor League Rolaids Relief Man winner (Ryan Speier), the first organization to ever claim both awards in the same season.
Bill came to Colorado from the Dodgers where he had worked since September of 1998, most recently as Assistant General Manager (2000). Prior to that, he was the Special Assistant to the GM for the Devil Rays. From 1994-96, he headed Montreal's farm system, which garnered the coveted Topps Organization of the Year honors in 1996. He broke into the majors with the Yankees as a scout and organizational instructor in 1991. He coached collegiately at Loyola Marymount (1989) and Long Beach State (1990).
Geivett played four seasons of professional baseball in the California Angels organization until sustaining a career-ending knee injury with Double-A Midland in 1988. As a collegian, the third baseman received All-America accolades at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He is a member of the UC Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. He also attended Sacramento City College and was drafted four times overall during the early 1980s.
Geivett has a Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University (1991). He is an active member for the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He and his wife, Bonnie, make their home in Parker, CO, with their children Rachel and Sam.
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