Strength & Conditioning Coach
Dan Riley joined the Texans as the club’s first strength and conditioning coach on February 1, 2001. Riley enters his 25th year as a strength coach in the National Football League.
Riley spent the previous 19 seasons in the same capacity with the Washington Redskins. Riley served as an integral part of three Super Bowl champions, four NFC champions and five NFC East champions during his tenure.
Riley has authored four books on weight training. In addition, he wrote a physical fitness column for the Washington Post and also authored the “Power Line,” a monthly fitness column for Coach and Athletic Director magazine. Riley now authors the “Fitness Corner” column on HoustonTexans.com.
Prior to his stint with the Redskins, Riley spent five years as the strength coach at Penn State after serving four years as the strength coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
A native of Manchester, N.H., Riley graduated from Keene State College with an undergraduate degree in physical education. He has a Master’s degree in physical education from Indiana University. Riley and his wife Brenda have two sons – Marty, who works for Microsoft and lives in Redmond, Wash., and T, who lives in Houston and teaches and coaches at St. John's.
Roberta Anding joined the Texans in 2001 as the team’s sports dietitian. In addition to being the team’s registered dietitian, Roberta works at Texas Children’s Hospital in Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine and is the dietitian for Rice University Wellness. Roberta also teaches a course in the Department of Kinesiology.
Roberta has twenty years of experience as a teacher, educator and media representative. Roberta is currently an ADA National Media Spokesperson and has received numerous teaching awards. Prior to joining Baylor in 1999, she received the John P. McGovern Award for outstanding teacher of the year three times and was nominated seven times while with the University of Texas School of Nursing.
Roberta has twenty-two scientific and consumer publications to her credit focusing on sports, supplements, diabetes and eating disorders. Additionally, she is a contributor to the “Fitness Corner” authored by Dan Riley.
A native of Racine, Wisconsin, Anding graduated from Louisiana State University with her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nutrition. Roberta and her husband Bob have three children-Keith a graduate student in criminal forensics, Katie a basketball and track standout at Emory University and Kevin, a soccer and track stud at The Kinkaid School in Houston.
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