Ted Rath enters his first season as assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Miami Dolphins after joining the team during the 2016 offseason. Prior to arriving in Miami, Rath spent 7 years with the Detroit Lions. During that span the Lions reached the playoffs twice and placed several players in the Pro Bowl. Rath arrived in Detroit following the Lions historic 0-16 season in 2008. During the 2014 season the Lions earned the second most wins in the team’s history.
Rath gained experience working at the collegiate level with his Alma Mater, The University of Toledo from 2007-2009. 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.
After graduating from Toledo with a degree in Physical Education, Rath started his professional career at Crestwood (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) High School where he was an assistant football coach as well as their director of speed and strength training. Rath is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is a member of multiple advisory boards and is a contributing expert for Stack Magazine. He has written articles for multiple publications and speaks at numerous conferences throughout the year.