Ted Rath, Rams’ ‘get-back coach,’ strength coach, to miss Super Bowl LIII

February 3, 2019

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay has an assistant coach lend a hand whenever McVay steps off the sideline and starts to wander into traffic.

But Ted Rath, officially the Rams’ director of strength training and performance and more recently dubbed McVay’s “get-back coach,” is not in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII as he recovers from a medical procedure.

Rath is expected to make a full recovery, NFL.com reported, but he’ll miss Sunday’s game.

A video compilation of instances where Rath pulled McVay away from officials and back to the sideline recently made Rath famous on NFL Twitter. Assistant strength and conditioning coach Dustin Woods will take on Rath’s gameday role for the Super Bowl, McVay told NFL.com.

“Dustin will be my backup get-back guy, so he’ll be pulling me back,” McVay said. “And hopefully, I have a little bit more self-control.”

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