Staff

Brian Decker, Player Personnel Strategist


Brian Decker joins the Colts in his first season as the team’s player personnel strategist. Decker got his start in the NFL as a player personnel strategist for the Cleveland Browns from 2014-15. In that capacity, he worked closely with the general manager to develop and refine systems/processes related to the team’s talent acquisition strategy. Decker was responsible for assessing the character and makeup of players under consideration in the draft or free agency. Retiring after 22 years of service and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Forces, his last assignment was commander of special forces assessment and selection. In a role analogous to the general manager in sports, Decker developed an empirically driven approach to selection integrating quantitative and qualitative data to select soldiers with qualities to succeed as a Green Beret. He has consulted in all major professional sports on selection and development of players with the high-performance mindset. Decker graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice. He earned his master’s degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. Decker and his wife, Karen, have three children, Emma, Taylor and Claire.

Brian Decker, Player Personnel Strategist


Brian Decker joins the Colts in his first season as the team’s player personnel strategist. Decker got his start in the NFL as a player personnel strategist for the Cleveland Browns from 2014-15. In that capacity, he worked closely with the general manager to develop and refine systems/processes related to the team’s talent acquisition strategy. Decker was responsible for assessing the character and makeup of players under consideration in the draft or free agency. Retiring after 22 years of service and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Forces, his last assignment was commander of special forces assessment and selection. In a role analogous to the general manager in sports, Decker developed an empirically driven approach to selection integrating quantitative and qualitative data to select soldiers with qualities to succeed as a Green Beret. He has consulted in all major professional sports on selection and development of players with the high-performance mindset. Decker graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice. He earned his master’s degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. Decker and his wife, Karen, have three children, Emma, Taylor and Claire.