The Indianapolis Colts’ CEO, Jim Irsay, and his ex-wife, Meg Coyle, tied the knot in 1980, and from their marriage, they welcomed three daughters.
All of his daughters have followed his footsteps and are serving their father’s venture in different positions.
In 2014, when Jim was taken to a treatment facility following his arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, his eldest daughter, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, took over the reins of the NFL franchise.
The Colts owner has recently spoken about the arrest being police prejudice against him for being “a rich, white billionaire.”
James Irsay, born on June 13, 1959, is an American businessman who is the principal owner, chairman, and CEO of the NFL franchise Indianapolis Colts.
The Loyola Academy alumnus enrolled at Southern Methodist University and earned a degree in broadcast journalism in 1982.
Additionally, during his collegiate years, he played football as a linebacker for the SMU Mustangs, but an ankle injury ended his career.
In 1984, he was named vice president and general manager and subsequently assumed the positions of owner/chairman/CEO.
Besides football, Jim, with a net worth of $4.3 billion, has extended his investment portfolio in music and memorabilia with The Jim Irsay Collection.
Moreover, he is also into philanthropy and has donated to various projects across Indiana. Interestingly, he has an all-star band and has traveled across Indiana hosting free concerts.
Jim Irsay Kids: Casey, Carlie, And Kalen Irsay
The Colts’ CEO Jim married Meg Coyle on August 2, 1980, and welcomed three daughters, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, Casey Foyt, and Kalen Jackson.
Unfortunately, after 33 years of marriage, Meg filed for divorce in 2013. Reportedly, they lived separately for more than a decade before the lawsuit.
“After 33 years, we have mutually agreed to end our marriage,” the Irsays said in the press release.
Nevertheless, they have been doting parents to their three daughters, each vice chair/owner of the Colts.
Carlie, Casey and Kalen, all of them are married with kids.
Eldest Daughter Carlie Irsay-Gordon
Carlie, along with her two sisters, is the vice-chair/owner of the Colts. She attended Skidmore College and studied religious studies and geoscience.
Later, he pursued a psychology degree at Argosy University but did not complete her boards.
Interestingly, she grew up as an equestrian riding London Times until the age of 20.
Her journey with the NFL team started in the ticket office, and she subsequently worked in the marketing and strategies department.
Carlie started attending the ownership meetings in 2004, and it was a seamless transition when she became the vice chair/owner of the team in 2012.
Additionally, she and her youngest sister, Kalen, initiated a program on mental health, “Kicking the Stigma,” launched in May 2021.
Besides, she is married to an attorney husband, Zach Gordon, and shares three kids with him.
Casey Irsay Foyt
The younger sister of Carlie is also one of the known figures in the NFL realm.
She has a degree in business administration, which has helped her navigate through the business aspect of the team.
Casey tied the knot to Anthony Joseph Foyt IV, an American football scout and former racing driver, in July 2009.
From their marriage, they welcomed five kids: three sons and two daughters.
Kalen Irsay Jackson Is A Mental Health Advocate
The youngest daughter of Jim Irsay, Jackson graduated from Indiana University’s School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing.
With early experience in corporate sales and community outreach, she currently serves on the board of the United Way of Central Indiana.
Besides being the vice chair/owner, the president of the Indianapolis Colts Women’s Organization also coordinates the Irsay family’s philanthropic and charitable efforts.
Currently, she resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Boyd Jackson, and their two daughters.