Current Redskins Role: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach (1st year)
Coaching Highlights: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach (2009, UFL Florida Tuskers), Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach (2010-2016, Washington Redskins)
What He Brings to the Team: Englehart takes over this year for Mike Clark, who held the position for two seasons (2015-2016), and he has the standard qualifications any team would require of a strength & conditioning coach: bachelor’s and master’s degrees related to kinesiology and human movement, certifications from and with a the likes of USA Weightlifting, USA Track and Field, and TRX, and more. It’s not necessarily Englehart’s professional qualifications that are his biggest asset for the Redskins, though.
Englehart has spent his entire NFL career in Washington, and it’s the knowledge of the players and the organization that can help him bring success to the team. When the team is at its fullest in training camp and the preseason, Englehart and his staff, Jake Sankal and Kavan Latham, have the job of creating personalized routines for upwards of eight dozen players. Right now, that list ranges from 20 rookies who need to be shown the ropes of taking care of their bodies on a pro level to the most tenured NFL veterans on the team, like DeAngelo Hall (14 seasons), Vernon Davis (12 seasons), Will Blackmon (11 seasons), and Trent Williams (8 seasons), who have to maximize their time with Englehart to help minimize the injury risk to their battle-worn bodies.
Fun Fact: This isn’t Englehart’s first rodeo with head coach, Jay Gruden. Both men were on staff with the Tuskers in 2009; Gruden was the offensive coordinator.
To which players do you think Englehart and his staff are most valuable?
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The young vets
The older players
The players returning from injuries
Other (tell us in the comments below!