Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – Los Angeles Rams
Ted Rath enters his second season serving as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Rams. Rath adds the title of Co-Director of Performance this season. This marks Rath’s 10th season at the pro level, he has also served as an assistant strength coach for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.
Rath was named assistant strength and conditioning coach in Miami for the 2016 season. Before his stint with the Dolphins, he spent seven seasons (2009-15) with the Detroit Lions as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. In 2014, the Lions won 11 games, the most the franchise had won in a single season since 1991.
In Detroit, Rath helped start the annual Detroit Lions Strength and Conditioning Clinic in 2011. The event is a forum for providing, sharing and exchanging information in the ever-changing world of strength and conditioning. Rath is no stranger to remarkable turn-a-rounds in the NFL. The year after the Detroit Lions historically finished at 0-16 he joined the staff, in just a few seasons the team was in the playoffs. His only season with the Miami Dolphins included their first playoff trip in almost a decade. Rath’s first season directing the strength program for the Rams resulted in their first Division Championship in 14 years.
Prior to Detroit, Rath was an assistant director of strength and conditioning at his alma mater, The University of Toledo, where he directed the strength and conditioning programs for all 15 of the school’s Olympic sports. He also assisted with all phases of football training, including design and implementation of its workouts. Rath spent time at Toledo as a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning department, focusing on the strength programs for men’s basketball, baseball, track, cross country, golf and swimming.
He began his professional career at Crestwood High School (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) where he served as an assistant football coach and directed the school’s speed and strength training.
Rath played linebacker at Toledo from 2003-06 during that time the Rockets won the 2004 Mid-American Conference championship and the 2005 M.A.C. West Division title. He is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (C.S.C.C.A.), has written articles for several industry publications and speaks regularly at conferences and football camps.
Rath is married to his wife, Robin. The couple have three children Brooklyn, Brady, and Emerson.