Bob Rohde joined the University of Minnesota athletics staff in 1979 as the Golden Gophers' first Strength Coach and director of the Gold Country weight-training staff. As director of the Minnesota strength program, Rohde supervises the strength and conditioning program for the wrestling and men's tennis teams as well as coordinating the strength programs for the entire athletic department. He also oversees the operation of all three department weight rooms in the Bierman Field Athletic Building, Mariucci Arena, and Ridder Arena.
Rohde is a man of many hats. He also works as an assistant to the athletics director and is also in charge of the Wheel Club, which provides automobiles for members of the athletics department.
A Watertown Wis. Native and a graduate of Watertown High School, Rohde played football at Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He received a bachelor's degree in 1969 and a master's from Winona State in 1972.
Before his time at Minnesota, Rohde taught and coached at high schools in Stevens Point and Oshkosh in his native state of Wisconsin. He also served as the strength and conditioning coach at Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1972-78) and Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1978-79).
Rohde and his wife Nancy reside in Mahtomedi.
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