Jim Steeg

Phi Delta Theta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Jim Steeg graduated from Miami University in 1972 with a degree in Political Science & Accounting. In 1975, he obtained a Master’s degree in Business from Wake Forest University. That year, he applied to every U.S. pro sports team and was hired by the Miami Dolphins.

In 1979, Brother Steeg joined the National Football League Office in New York City. He spent the next 25 years becoming known as the individual solely responsible for growing the Super Bowl into the most popular one-day sporting event in the world.

As Senior Vice President, Special Events Jim oversaw the first jumbo-tron at a football game, first celebrity national anthem, first major halftime act, and created virtually every other facet of the modern Super Bowl celebration. Brother Steeg also oversaw and catapulted the success of the NFL Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, NFL Post Season, NFL Kickoff Weeks and all League television events.

In 2000, Brother Steeg organized all elements of ‘Pro Football’s Greatest Reunion’ at the NFL Hall of Fame. He managed the last two NFL expansion drafts in 1999 and 2002, resulting in two new teams. In 2004, Jim became the Executive Vice President and COO of the San Diego Chargers. During his tenure, every game sold out.

Today, Brother Steeg consults and manages organizations on stadium operations and structure, marketing/fan programs and fan enhancement. He managed the 2014 NHL Stadium Series games in Chicago & Los Angeles and assisted in the organization of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Basketball Game in 2012.

Brother Steeg is an inducted member of the DeMolay Hall of Fame, an international premier youth leadership organization. He was also inducted into the inaugural class of the Special Events Hall of Fame.

At Phi Delta Theta’s General Convention in 2016, Steeg was inducted into the Fraternity’s Sports Hall of Fame.