David Raih (pronounced RYE) enters his fourth season with the Packers and his first as offensive perimeter coach, having been promoted to the position on Feb. 27, 2017, following the 2016 season as assistant offensive line coach. He was initially hired by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Feb. 7, 2014, and spent his first two years as the team’s coaching administrator.
In 2016, Raih assisted with a line that helped the Packers rank in the top 10 in the NFL in numerous categories, including No. 4 in points per game (27.0), No. 8 in yards per game (368.8), No. 7 in passing yards per game (262.4), No. 7 in yards per carry (4.55) and tied for eighth in giveaways (17). The line also helped QB Aaron Rodgers rank No. 1 in the league in TD passes (40), the first Green Bay quarterback to do so since Brett Favre in 2003, while also setting a franchise single-season record for completions (401). In addition, G T.J. Lang was named to his first Pro Bowl, the second Packers guard to earn that honor in the past two seasons (Josh Sitton, 2015). T David Bakhtiari was selected to his first career Pro Bowl and also earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press, becoming the first Packers tackle to receive All-Pro recognition from AP since Forrest Gregg (first-team selection) in 1967.
As the coaching administrator, Raih spent two seasons assisting in preparing the team’s weekly game plan and prepared opponent game film. His practice responsibilities included working with the scout team, assisting James Campen with the offensive line and helping special teams coordinator Ron Zook.
Raih spent the 2013 season at Texas Tech before joining the Packers. While the director of high school relations, he assisted with quarterbacks under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Raih was promoted to outside receivers coach going into the 2013 Holiday Bowl, where the Red Raiders went on to upset No. 14-ranked Arizona State.
Prior to Texas Tech, Raih spent three seasons (2010-2012) as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Iowa, where he assisted with tight ends, quarterbacks and offensive line. In 2012, he tutored Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, who finished with 45 receptions for 433 yards (9.6 avg.), the third-highest reception total by a Hawkeye tight end in a single season.
In 2010, Raih assisted with the development of senior QB Ricky Stanzi. Stanzi set Iowa’s single-season school record for passing efficiency (157.6), ranking 12th in the nation while passing for 3,004 yards and 25 touchdowns with just six interceptions. As a team, Iowa was second in the nation in fewest turnovers (11) and 10th in pass efficiency (155.7).
Raih’s coaching career started at UCLA, where he spent two years as an intern (2008-09) working with the quarterbacks under head coach Rick Neuheisel and offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
Prior to his start at UCLA, Raih was a sales representative for Zimmer Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic devices (2004-07). He was the recipient of the Presidents Club Award in 2006, becoming the youngest national winner in company history. The award signifies ranking in the top 12 in the United States in percentage growth. Previously, Raih was a Zimmer representative to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. In his final year, he was a sales representative to Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Raih played collegiately as quarterback at Iowa (1999-2003), earning a letter in his fourth year as the 2002 Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Conference title and earned a berth in the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl. His playing career was shortened due to injury, as he had surgery to his throwing arm in both 1999 and 2002. During his sophomore season, Raih saw action as a member of the 2001 Alamo Bowl team, Iowa’s first bowl berth under current coach Kirk Ferentz.
Raih was a member of the dean’s list at the University of Iowa while earning a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in journalism and mass communication. He was also a member of Iowa’s leadership committee and was the team’s Athletes in Action representative at the 2001 Alamo Bowl, 2003 Orange Bowl and 2004 Outback Bowl.
Born Sept. 9, 1980, Raih is the fourth of five sons and attended St. Thomas Academy (St. Paul, Minn.), a Catholic, college-prep, military high school where he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, the second-highest-ranking officer in the high school. He was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. Raih’s team won the Minnesota state basketball championship his junior year, and he quarterbacked his team to the Minnesota state semifinals in football in both his junior and senior years.
In the summers of 2009 and 2010, Raih was selected to join seven collegiate head football coaches on two separate USO tours operated by Morale Entertainment out of the Pentagon. Traveling with the United States Air Force, the morale-building mission took him to visit 15,000 troops on base in Iraq, Kuwait, the Persian Gulf and Northern Africa. Raih was appointed to orchestrate on-base football games among each branch of the military and to lead a pep rally for 4,000 troops while on board the U.S.S. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea.
A native of Edina, Minn., Raih resides in Green Bay and enjoys summer and winter sports as well as get-togethers with family and friends.