Coaches

Darren Krein
Asst. Strength & Conditioning
College:
Miami
Hometown:
Aurora, CO
Experience:
11

Darren Krein originally joined the Seahawks in his current position March 1, 1997, for two seasons and re-joined the team in 2001 in the same capacity, now working alongside Mike Clark.

 

The first-ever assistant hired by the Seahawks to help in the weight room, Krein has worked on a daily basis with players’ weight training, as well as helping coordinate the team’s offseason conditioning program.


Krein plays an integral role in the players’ rehabilitation process. He works with players that were previously injured and helps build strength and flexibility to become game ready.

 

One of Krein’s achievements is the physical development of Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. After an injury-plagued 2001 season, and a 2002 season that saw him as a backup for most of the year, Hasselbeck’s offseason training allowed him in 2003, 2005 and 2007 to become the first Seahawks quarterback since Rick Mirer in 1993 to start all 16 games.

Darren Krein originally joined the Seahawks in his current position March 1, 1997, for two seasons and re-joined the team in 2001 in the same capacity, now working alongside Mike Clark.

 

The first-ever assistant hired by the Seahawks to help in the weight room, Krein has worked on a daily basis with players’ weight training, as well as helping coordinate the team’s offseason conditioning program.


Krein plays an integral role in the players’ rehabilitation process. He works with players that were previously injured and helps build strength and flexibility to become game ready.

 

One of Krein’s achievements is the physical development of Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. After an injury-plagued 2001 season, and a 2002 season that saw him as a backup for most of the year, Hasselbeck’s offseason training allowed him in 2003, 2005 and 2007 to become the first Seahawks quarterback since Rick Mirer in 1993 to start all 16 games.

 

Before joining the Seahawks, Krein was a 1994 fifth-round draft choice by the AFC champion San Diego Chargers. He missed his rookie season due to a knee injury. Claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on June 17, 1995, but did not play. While there, he trained under former Seahawks head strength and conditioning coach Kent Johnston, who was head strength and conditioning coach for the Packers.

 

Krein played the 1996 World League season with the Barcelona Dragons, but re-injured his knee and retired.

 

Was a four-year letterman under former Seahawks head coach Dennis Erickson at the University of Miami and a unanimous first-team All-Big East defensive end as a senior. Had 190 career tackles and 17.5 sacks as a defensive end after beginning his career as a middle linebacker. Graduated with a degree in Business Management.


Attended Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colo. He lives in Kirkland with wife, Jennifer, daughter Ella and sons Aiden and Kellen.

 

Career History:


1997-98  Seattle Seahawks: Assistant Strength & Conditioning


2001-     Seattle Seahawks: Assistant Strength & Conditioning

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