Strength coach to be inducted into Hall

The Green Bay Packers are well represented in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now the team has made its mark on another institution, the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame. Packers strength and conditioning coach Barry Rubin was recently selected for induction into the brand-new institution.<P>

The USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame executive director Chuck Stiggins called Rubin a "pioneer in his field."

"He's taken things from the scientific realm and made them simple for athletes and coaches,'' Stiggins told the Associated Press.

The 45-year-old Rubin has 22 years of experience in his field, including nine seasons with the Packers. Rubin was one of a handful of coaches retained from the previous staff when Mike Sherman took over as head coach in Green Bay in 2000. His original title was strength and conditioning assistant from the time he joined the organization in 1995. He was the first to serve full time in that capacity. Rubin held the assistant position until 1999, when he was promoted to strength and conditioning coach under Ray Rhodes. Rubin's duties include overseeing the team's comprehensive strength and conditioning program, branching out into areas of nutrition and injury rehabilitation.

Rubin's resume also includes strength coaching at Louisiana State, Northeast Louisiana and Louisiana-Monroe, which is in his hometown.

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