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Strength coach announced

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by The Coordinator, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. The Coordinator

    The Coordinator Cheesehead

    Jan 25, 2009
    Looks like McCarthey hires another quality coach.

    Tom Silverstein
    Packers hire veteran strength coach
    By Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel
    Jan. 28, 2009 4:11 p.m.

    Tampa, Fla. -- Reaching back to his Kansas City Chiefs roots, Packers coach Mike McCarthy has chosen 23-year NFL coaching veteran Dave Redding to replace strength and conditioning coach Rock Gullickson, an NFL source said.

    Redding was coach Marty Schottenheimer's strength coach for all but two years from 1982-'06, serving in Cleveland ('82-'88), Kansas City ('89-'98), Washington (2001) and San Diego ('02-'06). McCarthy was a quality control assistant and quarterbacks coach under Schottenheimer from 1993-'98 and has said many times that Schottenheimer has had a big influence on him.

    McCarthy chose Redding over assistant strength coach Mark Lovat, who will remain on the staff in his current position. Mondray Gee will remain as strength and conditioning assistant.

    Redding will continue much of the same free-weight techniques that Gullickson employed, but McCarthy's hope is that he will create a more comfortable environment for the players. Sources have said that McCarthy's main reason for replacing Gullickson was that he did not think players were responding well to the program and needed to make a change.

    Redding has received numerous honors for his work, including several yearly honors as strength and conditioning coach of the year. In 2006, he was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches' Hall of Fame.

    In 1999, after Schottenheimer was fired by the Chiefs, Redding left the NFL, but he returned in '01. After Schottenheimer was dismissed after the '06 season in San Diego, Redding served as the national sports director for AdvoCare, a health and wellness company that sells nutritional products.

    Redding played football at the University of Nebraska and was a grad assistant there in 1976. He moved on to Washington St. where he was strength coach for five seasons.
  2. GJ85

    GJ85 Cheesehead

    Jan 19, 2009
    Good hire keep filling out the staff

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