The Packers have announced the retirement of assistant strength and conditioning coach Dave Redding, who coached for 24 seasons in the NFL
Nicknamed "Red Man," the 58-year-old Redding joined the Packers' staff in 2009 as strength and conditioning coordinator. One year later, he swapped roles with former assistant Mark Lovat and was part of a staff that helped guide the Packers to a Super Bowl XLV title.
Before coming to Green Bay, Redding worked as strength and conditioning coach for four other NFL teams — the Chargers (2002-06), Redskins (2001), Chiefs (1989-97) and Browns (1982-88). When he broke into the NFL with the Browns, he became the team's first-ever strength coach.
In 2006, Redding was named the NFL's strength and conditioning coach of the year following the Chargers' 14-2 season. Redding was also inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame that same year. In 24 seasons as an NFL coach, Redding was a part of 16 playoff teams.
"I have really enjoyed the opportunity I've had to work with 'Red Man' these last two years," Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said in a statement. "He was a great teacher who believed in doing things the right way, but even beyond that, I enjoyed our conversations off the field and hearing his stories and philosophies."