SEATTLE - The Seahawks appear to be headed in an entirely new direction in their strength and conditioning department.
The team fired head trainer Donald Rich and assistant strength and conditioning coaches Mondray Gee and Jamie Yanchar, according to reports Thursday by KJR. The reported moves come just a day after ESPN reported that head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle had been let go.
Reasons for the reported overhaul of the strength and conditioning staff are not yet known. Like Carlisle, Gee and Yanchar have been in Seattle for the entirety of the Pete Carroll-John Schneider era. Yanchar was with Carlisle on Carroll's coaching staff at USC.
In addition to the Seahawks, Yanchar has worked with the L.A. Rams (1992-95), the NBA's L.A. Lakers (1993-95), the NHL's Anaheim Ducks (1993-96), and the WNBA's L.A. Sparks (1997-99), according to his bio on Seahawks.com.
Gee, who's worked in the NFL for 17 seasons, worked for the Detroit Lions for seven years and the Green Bay Packers for two years before joining the Seahawks in 2010.
According to KJR, Rich has been with the Seahawks since 2003. He started as an intern, became an assistant athletic trainer in 2005 and was promoted to head trainer in 2012.
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