The Colorado Mammoth announced on Friday that team president, general manager and governor Steve Govett accepted a role outside the company and has left the organization.
Govett, who was instrumental in bringing the team to Colorado in 2002, is one of the most successful business and player personnel executives in the history of the National Lacrosse League.
“For the past 15 years, fans have packed Pepsi Center and created an unparalleled in-arena experience,” said Govett. “I’m going to miss them, but there’s a bright future ahead for this team.”
Govett was the only person to hold his positions with the Mammoth since the team relocated to Denver. With 24 NLL seasons to his credit as a player, general manager, president and coach, Govett was integral to many of the League’s successes. He had twice been chairman of the Board of Governors, and contributed to multiple League committees. The former NLL Executive of the Year also served as vice president, new business development for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment since 2012.
Joining Govett on the new venture outside KSE is Josh Gross, who has been with the Mammoth organization in various roles for the past 13 seasons. Gross will vacate his position as vice president, business operations for the Mammoth and NDP (National Development Program) Lacrosse on June 30.
The team will announce its plans for the front office in the near future.