Seahawks fire strength and conditioning staff, head trainer

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Seahawks head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle wasn’t the only member of the team’s strength staff to get let go this week.

Assistant strength and conditioning coaches Mondray Gee and Jamie Yanchar, and head trainer Donald Rich were also fired by the team this week, sources told PFT.

All four had been with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll for the entirety of his time in Seattle. Carlisle and Yanchar had followed Carroll to Seattle from USC in 2010. Gee had been with G.M. John Schneider in Green Bay and joined the staff when Schneider took the job after Carroll was hired, and Rich had been with the Seahawks since 2003 when he started as an intern on the training staff.

Though Seattle had dealt with many key injuries in recent seasons, it’s unclear exactly what the impetus for the changes were as the team didn’t have an inordinate number of players on injured reserve at the end of the year. Nevertheless, the moves represent a major overhaul of the team’s training staff.

3 responses to “Seahawks fire strength and conditioning staff, head trainer

  1. Pete has no problem cutting loyal staff members loose just for the sake of “fresh voices”, such as Kris Richard. Only problem with making everyone else scapegoats is eventually you run out of people to blame and have to look in the mirror.

  2. Newer , younger training staff with all the new tech , and who more readily relate to the draft picks .

    But also , you’ve got multiple examples of injured players not recuperating in a reasonable amount of time ; lost games for players like KJ , Fluker , Baldwin . Yes , all older players but still productive when they’re healthy . Which was less often than it should have been . KJ had a knee scope in the preseason – missed how many games ?

    Time for a change . Good call Hawks .

  3. The ‘Peanut Gallery’ perks up … there’s always a correlation to the Training staff when there are injuries and NEVER when there are NOT! It’s luck folks, it comes and goes…

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