Coaches

Ted Rath
Assistant Strength and Conditioning

Biography

Ted Rath returns for his sixth season as the Lions assistant strength and conditioning coach after joining the team during the 2009 offseason. He had spent the previous two years as the assistant director of strength and conditioning for his alma mater, the University of Toledo. Rath was a linebacker for the Rockets (2003-2006) and helped them claim the 2004 MAC Championship and earn two bowl game berths, including the 2004 Motor City Bowl at Ford Field.

While working with Toledo’s strength and conditioning program, Rath directed the strength regimens for all 15 of their Olympic Sports. He also assisted with all phases of football training protocols, including design and implementation of their workouts. Prior to being named assistant director, Rath worked as a graduate assistant and focused on the strength programs for men’s basketball, baseball, track, cross country, golf and swimming.

Rath, along with Coordinator of Physical Development Jason Arapoff, started 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 & conditioning.

After graduating from Toledo with a degree in Physical Education, Rath started his professional career at nearby Crestwood (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) High School where he was an assistant football coach as well as their director of speed and strength training. The Monroe, Mich., native is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (C.S.C.C.A.).  Rath is a member of the advisory board for UltimateStrengthAndConditioning.com and is a contributing expert for Stack Magazine.  He has written articles for multiple publications and speaks at numerous conferences and football camps throughout the year.

Rath was born November 22, 1983.

COACHING BACKGROUND

Detroit Lions 2009-present

  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant 2009-present

Toledo 2007-09

  • Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning 2008-09
  • Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 2007-08

Crestwood (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) H.S. 2007

  • Asst. Football Coach/ Director of Speed and Strength Training 2007

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Lions attempt to 'Name that British Term'

    Posted 2 hours ago

    The Lions are in London this week to play the Falcons, so we tested their UK knowledge with a game to see who could give the American interpretations of British terms.

  • Johnson: I'm back to running

    By NFL_NETWORK - Posted 2 hours ago

    Steve Wyche talks with Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson about his status for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Stafford: We hope to keep our regular routine in London

    By NFL_NETWORK - Posted 2 hours ago

    Steve Wyche and Jordan Babineaux chat with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford about how he's adjusting without Calvin Johnson and also explains how the team can use the London weather as prep for the remainder of the season.

  • Caldwell’s Corner

    Posted 17 hours ago

    Jim Caldwell talks with Justin Rose about the Lions’ dramatic 24-23 win over the Saints.

  • Lions head off on 'business trip' to London

    Posted 17 hours ago

    Tori Petry reports on the momentum of Sunday's win and how the team is treating the travel to London as business.

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