Rabas spent three seasons at NC State before spending 2015 at Nebraska, where he was the Associate Football Strength & Conditioning coach.
"We are excited to have Tim back with the Pack," said Burnette. "He is great with correctives and understanding the body and the way it moves and bends. He's going to be a great resource for our team."
After originally joining the NC State football strength staff in 2012, Rabas was with the Wolfpack until the end of the 2014 campaign.
Prior to his first stint in Raleigh, Rabas spent six years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State. At OSU, he worked with the football program and was the Director of Strength & Conditioning for men's basketball, volleyball, baseball, wrestling, swimming programs and performance camps.
From 2004 to 2006, Rabas worked with football, wrestling and women's basketball at Northern Illinois University. He also served as a graduate assistant at The Citadel, and completed a strength and conditioning internship with the Chicago Bulls.
Rabas graduated from Wisconsin-Steven Point with a degree in health promotion and a minor in nutrition. He was a four-year letterwinner in football at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and was named Special Teams Player of the Year twice. While at The Citadel, Rabas earned his master's degree in exercise and sports science.
A native of Green Bay, Wis., Rabas is a member of USA Weightlifting and the National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) and also a licensed massage therapist. He was once competitive in Olympic weightlifting, ranking as high as 13th.