Coaches

Darren Krein
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
College:
Miami (FL)
Hometown:
Aurora, CO
Experience:
18

Darren Krein enters his second season as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Indianapolis Colts and holds 18 years of NFL coaching experience. Krein’s strength and conditioning philosophy focuses on hard work and places a priority on functional movement to put his players in the best position to perform at the highest level.

 

Krein previously spent five seasons (2011-15) as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Miami Dolphins. In 2013, Krein was recognized by his peers with their highest honor as he was named the NFL Strength Coach of the Year at the league’s annual Strength and Conditioning Coaches banquet in Indianapolis.

 

Prior to Miami, Krein had two stints with the Seattle Seahawks (1997-98 and 2001-09) as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He assisted in the coordination of the players’ weight training and the offseason conditioning program. Krein was also integral in the design and implementation of the rehabilitation process for injured players.

 

Krein was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. He missed his rookie season due to a knee injury. On June 17, 1995 Krein was claimed by the Green Bay Packers off waivers but did not see any game action. In 1996, he played the entire season with the Barcelona Dragons of the World League, but re-injured his knee and was forced to retire.

 

A native of Aurora, Colo., Krein was a four-year letterman at defensive end for the University of Miami (1989-1993). He was named a unanimous First Team All-Big East selection and Second Team Associated Press All-America choice as a senior. Krein totaled 190 career tackles and 17.5 sacks as a member of the Hurricanes and earned a degree in business management. He also holds a master’s degree in kinesiology from A.T. Still University. Krein and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Ella, and two sons, Aiden and Kellen.

 

Coaching Career

1997-1998       Seattle Seahawks                   Assistant Strength and Conditioning

2001-2009       Seattle Seahawks                   Assistant Strength and Conditioning

2011-2015       Miami Dolphins                        Head Strength and Conditioning

2016-2017       Indianapolis Colts                    Head Strength and Conditioning

Darren Krein enters his second season as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Indianapolis Colts and holds 18 years of NFL coaching experience. Krein’s strength and conditioning philosophy focuses on hard work and places a priority on functional movement to put his players in the best position to perform at the highest level.

 

Krein previously spent five seasons (2011-15) as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Miami Dolphins. In 2013, Krein was recognized by his peers with their highest honor as he was named the NFL Strength Coach of the Year at the league’s annual Strength and Conditioning Coaches banquet in Indianapolis.

 

Prior to Miami, Krein had two stints with the Seattle Seahawks (1997-98 and 2001-09) as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He assisted in the coordination of the players’ weight training and the offseason conditioning program. Krein was also integral in the design and implementation of the rehabilitation process for injured players.

 

Krein was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. He missed his rookie season due to a knee injury. On June 17, 1995 Krein was claimed by the Green Bay Packers off waivers but did not see any game action. In 1996, he played the entire season with the Barcelona Dragons of the World League, but re-injured his knee and was forced to retire.

 

A native of Aurora, Colo., Krein was a four-year letterman at defensive end for the University of Miami (1989-1993). He was named a unanimous First Team All-Big East selection and Second Team Associated Press All-America choice as a senior. Krein totaled 190 career tackles and 17.5 sacks as a member of the Hurricanes and earned a degree in business management. He also holds a master’s degree in kinesiology from A.T. Still University. Krein and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Ella, and two sons, Aiden and Kellen.

 

Coaching Career

1997-1998       Seattle Seahawks                   Assistant Strength and Conditioning

2001-2009       Seattle Seahawks                   Assistant Strength and Conditioning

2011-2015       Miami Dolphins                        Head Strength and Conditioning

2016-2017       Indianapolis Colts                    Head Strength and Conditioning