Raimond Braithwaite is in his ninth year as assistant strength and conditioning coach with the University of Iowa football program. Braithwaite was a member of the Iowa staff from 2002-04 and rejoined the Hawkeye program after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Delaware State (2005-07).
Iowa has participated in 10 bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes won bowl games following the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons, defeating ranked opponents in both 2009 and 2010. The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls four times in the past 11 seasons.
Iowa has appeared in six January bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes have won six-of-10 bowl games under Kirk Ferentz and his staff, including four January bowl victories. The January Bowl wins have come over Florida (2004 Outback), LSU (2005 Capital One), South Carolina (2009 Outback) and Georgia Tech (2010 Orange).
Iowa has won 89 games over the past 11 seasons, including 52 Big Ten games. The Hawkeyes earned a share of the Big Ten title in both 2002 and 2004 and tied for second in 2009. Iowa has finished in the Big Ten's first division in 10 of the past 12 years.
At Delaware State, Braithwaite helped lead the Hornets to a 25-9 record in three seasons. In 2007, Delaware State finished 10-2, the best season in school history. The Hornets also won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with a perfect 8-0 record. Delaware State was ranked as high as eighth during the season and finished the season ranked 15th after a loss to Delaware in the first round of the playoffs. Delaware State was 7-4 in 2005 and 8-3 in 2006.
Braithwaite assisted in opening a new 10,000 square-foot weight facility at Delaware State, which is one of the largest in the region. Delaware State was coached by Al Lavan, who served on the Baltimore Ravens staff with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz. Lavan finished as the runner-up for national Coach of the Year honors in 2007.
Braithwaite first joined the Iowa football program after serving as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Florida State University during the 2002 spring. Braithwaite worked with the football and women's golf teams at Florida State, where his responsibilities included lifting technique instruction, organization of football lifting groups, assisting in the administration of torso development and dynamic warm-up to football lifting groups and assisting in the maintenance of equipment in the weight room facility.
Braithwaite served as an intern at Florida State during the fall of 2001, assisting in the instruction of workout programs for various FSU athletic teams, including football, softball and men's and women's golf.
Braithwaite earned a bachelor's degree in Sports Science from the University of West Florida in 1999 and earned his master's degree in Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2001.
Braithwaite competed in both football and basketball at New Berlin Central HS in New Berlin, N.Y.
Raimond is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).
Raimond was born November 11, 1977 in Queens, N.Y.