Coaches

Richard Howell
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
College:
Davidson
Hometown:
Bladenboro, NC
Experience:
25

Richard Howell is in his first season as head strength and conditioning coach after serving as the Colts assistant strength and conditioning coach for the last 18 years.

 

Howell works with Director of Sports Performance Rusty Jones in all aspects of the club’s conditioning program. He helped Jones implement a new strength and conditioning program during the 2018 offseason that focuses on designing specific nutritional and workout programs for each individual player on the roster to maximize their performance while maintaining year-round health. The program takes nutrition and body composition down to an applicable level and is based on what players do at their position.

 

While with the Colts, Howell has also assisted in coordinating player development programs (2009-2011), one of which was honored by the NFL in 2009 as the league’s Outstanding Financial Education Program.

 

In 2012, Howell helped install a new strength and conditioning program, which assisted the Colts to three consecutive 11-5 records and playoff berths (2012-14), including the AFC South Division Title in 2013 and 2014. The Colts have reached the playoffs 13 times during Howell’s tenure on staff.

 

Howell previously served as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina in the strength and conditioning department (1998-99) and was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe in 1999.

 

Howell started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Davidson College from 1994-98 and spent the summer of 1997 as an intern in the Carolina Panthers scouting department.

 

Howell was a quarterback at Davidson (1990-93) and was the team captain as a senior. Upon graduation, he held five school records and finished his senior season ranked fourth nationally in scoring for Division I-AA football. Howell played one season for Akersberga in Sweden. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson.

 

Howell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified member of Functional Movement Systems. He and his wife, Karen, have three children, Alexis, Jacob and Joshua.

 

Coaching Career

1994-1998       Davidson                     Assistant Coach

1998-1999       North Carolina             Graduate Assistant

1999                Barcelona Dragons     Strength and Conditioning Coach

2000-2017       Indianapolis Colts       Assistant Strength and Conditioning

2018                Indianapolis Colts       Head Strength and Conditioning

 

Richard Howell is in his first season as head strength and conditioning coach after serving as the Colts assistant strength and conditioning coach for the last 18 years.

 

Howell works with Director of Sports Performance Rusty Jones in all aspects of the club’s conditioning program. He helped Jones implement a new strength and conditioning program during the 2018 offseason that focuses on designing specific nutritional and workout programs for each individual player on the roster to maximize their performance while maintaining year-round health. The program takes nutrition and body composition down to an applicable level and is based on what players do at their position.

 

While with the Colts, Howell has also assisted in coordinating player development programs (2009-2011), one of which was honored by the NFL in 2009 as the league’s Outstanding Financial Education Program.

 

In 2012, Howell helped install a new strength and conditioning program, which assisted the Colts to three consecutive 11-5 records and playoff berths (2012-14), including the AFC South Division Title in 2013 and 2014. The Colts have reached the playoffs 13 times during Howell’s tenure on staff.

 

Howell previously served as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina in the strength and conditioning department (1998-99) and was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe in 1999.

 

Howell started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Davidson College from 1994-98 and spent the summer of 1997 as an intern in the Carolina Panthers scouting department.

 

Howell was a quarterback at Davidson (1990-93) and was the team captain as a senior. Upon graduation, he held five school records and finished his senior season ranked fourth nationally in scoring for Division I-AA football. Howell played one season for Akersberga in Sweden. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson.

 

Howell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified member of Functional Movement Systems. He and his wife, Karen, have three children, Alexis, Jacob and Joshua.

 

Coaching Career

1994-1998       Davidson                     Assistant Coach

1998-1999       North Carolina             Graduate Assistant

1999                Barcelona Dragons     Strength and Conditioning Coach

2000-2017       Indianapolis Colts       Assistant Strength and Conditioning

2018                Indianapolis Colts       Head Strength and Conditioning