Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy hired longtime veteran coach Dave Redding as the teams new Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. Redding will replace Rock Gullickson, who was fired along with five other defensive coaches in early January.
McCarthy chose Redding over assistant strength coach Mark Lovat, who will remain on the staff in his current position. It's expected that Redding will continue to use the same free-weight system that was used previously under Gullickson. McCarthy is simply looking to create a more comfortable environment for the players.
Various reports have indicated that McCarthy fired Gullickson because he didn't think players were responding well to the program and needed to make a change.