Ted Rath is the Vice President of Player Performance for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). During his first season with the team, Rath’s role as Director of Sports Performance led him to oversee all aspects of the team’s Performance related decisions including, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Science, Performance Nutrition, Travel Strategies, and numerous additional aspects. Rath spent the previous three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He enters his 15th season at the professional level, also having served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.
Following the 2022 season and a Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles, Rath was awarded NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. The Eagles achieved the most wins (14) in franchise history and had all 22 starters available in Super Bowl LVII.
In 2017, his first season leading his own Strength and Conditioning Program, Rath was also named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, an award voted on by professionals around the NFL.
Rath was an integral part in the Rams Sports Science program, which helped L.A. finish the 2017 season as the healthiest NFL team based on adjusted games lost, according to Football Outsiders, an innovative statistics website. Shortly after Rath’s first season directing the Rams strength and conditioning program, the organization presented Rath with the new title “Director of Strength Training and Performance” which allowed Rath to play a critical role in all aspects of Performance.
In 2018 the Rams took another step forward in earning a trip to Super Bowl XIII. The health and performance of the team over the two-year span helped them earn the best record in the NFL from 2017-2018. Prior to joining the Rams, Rath was named Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in Miami for the 2016 season, a year in which they clinched their first playoff berth since the 2008 season. Before his stint with the Dolphins, he spent seven seasons (2009-15) with the Detroit Lions as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Prior to Detroit, Rath was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at his alma mater, 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. He is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (C.S.C.C.A.). Rath has contributed to various research articles and is a published author. Rath has written articles for several industry publications and speaks regularly at conferences, clinics, and corporate events both domestically and abroad.