The Eagles announced that they have named Barry Rubin head strength and conditioning coach and Ken Croner assistant strength and conditioning coach.
The 52-year-old Rubin spent the last two seasons as the Eagles strength and conditioning assistant and has 13 years of NFL experience on his resume. Rubin served as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1999-2005. From 1995-98, he worked as an assistant strength coach with the Packers. In 2003, Rubin was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame for his contributions to the field. Rubin worked as a strength coach at Northeast Louisiana (1981-83, 1987-90, and 1994) and LSU (1984-85). He played tight end and punter at Northwestern (LA) State from 1978-80 and running back and punter at LSU from 1976-77.
Croner joins the Eagles from Athletes Performance based in Phoenix, AZ, where he worked primarily with NFL athletes during their off-season training regimen. He also trained players preparing for the NFL Combine. A native of Munster, IN, the 46-year-old Croner served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Notre Dame from 1999-2003 and worked as an intern under Rubin during the Packers off-season training program in 2003. Croner played two seasons as a guard on the Butler basketball team before graduating in 1986.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:12 p.m., January 27