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David Raih
David Raih

Offensive Graduate Assistant

Third year at Iowa


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David Raih is in his second year as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa. He coaches the Hawkeye tight ends while assisting with the Iowa offense.

A year ago, Raih worked with first-year starter James Vandenberg as the junior quarterback passed for 3,022 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing 58.7% of his pass attempts. Vandenberg ranked third in the Big Ten in passing yards per game (232.5) and fourth in total offense (237.5). Iowa's offense also featured both a running back and a wide receiver with over 1,300 yards.

In 2009, Raih assisted with the development of senior quarterback Ricky Stanzi. Stanzi set Iowa's single-season school record for passing efficiency (157.6), ranking 12th in the nation while passing for over 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, with just six interceptions. As a team, Iowa was second in the nation in fewest turnovers (11) and 10th in pass efficiency (155.7).

Iowa has been bowl eligible the past 11 seasons and 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 10 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 85 games over the past 10 seasons, including 50 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 11 years.

Raih played quarterback for the Hawkeye football team from 1999-2003. Following his playing career, he worked as an assistant to offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe during the 2004 season.

Raih joined the Iowa staff after spending two years as an intern at UCLA. During the 2009 season, Raih assisted special teams coach Frank Gansz, Jr., as well as working with the tight ends. In 2008, he assisted offensive coordinator Norm Chow, working with the quarterbacks. In Raih's two years at UCLA, he was involved in on-campus recruiting; assisting Coach Rick Neuheisel in landing two nationally ranked top ten recruiting classes.

Prior to the 2010 season, Raih and Charlie Bullen, who previously served as Iowa's defensive graduate assistant, were among a group of 34 individuals who visited over 15,000 U.S. troops in Germany and the Persian Gulf during a 13-day tour. The trip was organized by Morale entertainment, with the sponsorship of Armed Forces Entertainment and United Services Organizations (USO). The group made eight stops and traveled over 17,000 miles.

Prior to the appointment at UCLA, Raih was a sales representative for Zimmer Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic devices. He served Zimmer Inc. as a sales representative to Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, Cal. in 2007. Previously, he spent three years as a Zimmer representative to The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Raih was the recipient of the Presidents Club Award in 2006, becoming the youngest national winner in company history. The award signifies ranking in the Top 12 in the United States in percentage growth.

Raih was a member of the Iowa football team from 1999-2003, earning a letter in his fourth year as the 2002 Hawkeyes earned the Big Ten Conference title and a berth in the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl.

Raih's playing career as a Hawkeye quarterback was shortened due to injury, as he had surgery to his throwing arm in both 1999 and 2002. During his sophomore season, Raih saw action as a member of the 2001 Alamo Bowl team, Iowa's first bowl berth of the Kirk Ferentz era. Raih was also a member of Iowa's Leadership Committee and was the teams Athletes in Action representative at the 2001 Alamo Bowl, 2003 Orange Bowl and 2004 Outback Bowl.

He was a member of the Dean's List at the University of Iowa while earning a bachelor's degree in Finance and a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Raih was born September 9, 1980 and is a native of Edina, Minn. He is single.

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