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Packers Strength Coach Entering Hall Of Fame


Packers strength and conditioning coach Barry Rubin has been selected for induction into the new USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame.

Rubin, entering his ninth season with the Green Bay Packers, was one of GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman's initial coaching staff appointments when he was named to the position in January 2000, and retained from the previous coaching staff.

"He's a guy that has been a pioneer in his field,'' said Chuck Stiggins, executive director of the new hall of fame. "He's taken things from the scientific realm and made them simple for athletes and coaches.''

Rubin, 45, has a 22-year background in his field, including tenures as a strength coach at Louisiana-Monroe, Northeast Louisiana and LSU.

The Monroe, La., native oversees the Packers' comprehensive strength and conditioning program that also includes nutrition and weight control. He also assists the team's medical staff with the rehabilitation of injured players.

Rubin first became the Packers' strength and conditioning coach in 1999 after serving the previous four seasons as the club's strength and conditioning assistant. He originally joined the Packers organization in 1995, thus becoming the first full-time strength and conditioning assistant in club history.

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