- Strength & Conditioning Coach/Equipment Manager
Raether has been the Director of Sports Performance for Rocky Mountain Youth Physical Therapy and Sports Performance since the fall of 2011. He is also the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse team of the National Lacrosse League since 2007. He served as the Education Programs Coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association from 2009-2011. His coaching career includes stints as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Denver from 2002-2009 and the University of Nebraska Kearney from 2000-2002. Raether earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska Kearney and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction (CSCS*D) as well as a registered strength and conditioning coach with distinction (RSCC*D) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Raether has co-authored the books 101 Agility Drills, 101 Sand Bag Exercises, and was also a contributing author for Fit Kids for Life and Developing Agility and Quickness. He is published numerous peer reviewed articles and popular literature contributions as well as training DVD’s. His is a highly sought after presenter who has presented nationally and internationally in the area of sports performance and also served as a consultant to various media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, New Balance, Men’s Health, SOBEFit Magazine, 9 News Denver and Wellness News. He has trained athletes at all levels including high school, NCAA, NHL, NFL, NLL, MLL, MLS, World Cup Skiing and the LPGA. His coaching accolades include numerous all-Americans, over 15 conference championships, and more than 10 individual or team collegiate national championships, as well as two Olympians which included an Olympic Gold medal in Torino. Raether is also the co-founder of Performance Sandbag Training Systems (PST) and THE Performance Education Association (TPEA – www.tpeagroup.com).