During college, Ball played center with the Central Missouri Mules football team. Later Ball served as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Missouri Tigers football team from 1982 to 1989. From there he spent ten seasons with the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, first serving as Assistant Strength and Condition Coach, and later as Administrative Assistant to the head coach. In 1999 he became Senior Football Administrator of the Minnesota Vikings. He became Director of Football Administration of the Washington Redskins in 2001. From 2002 to 2007 he worked with the New Orleans Saints, first as Senior Football Administrator, later as Vice President of Football Administration. He was named to his position with the Packers on February 13, 2008.
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