David Raih
Arizona Cardinals
Position:Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1980-09-09) September 9, 1980 (age 39)
Edina, Minnesota
Career information
Career history
As coach:
* UCLA (2008–2009)
Coaching intern

David Raih (born September 9, 1980) is an American football coach who is the current wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He previously coached for the Green Bay Packers.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Born September 9, 1980, Raih attended Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, a Catholic, college-prep, military high school where he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, the second-highest-ranking officer in the high school. Raih was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. In his junior year, his team won the Minnesota state basketball championship. He also quarterbacked his team to the Minnesota state semifinals in football in both his junior and senior years. [2] Raih played college football as a quarterback at the University of Iowa, earning a letter in his fourth year as the 2002 Iowa Hawkeyes football team won the Big Ten Conference title and earned a berth in the 2003 Orange Bowl. His playing career was limited due to injury. He had surgery on his throwing arm in both 1999 and 2002.[3] Prior to his start coaching, Raih was a sales representative for Zimmer Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic devices (2004-07).[4]

Coaching careerEdit


Raih's coaching career started at UCLA, where he spent two years as an intern (2008-09) working with the quarterbacks under head coach Rick Neuheisel. [5] Raih left his six-figure salary job at Zimmer Inc. to become an unpaid intern for the UCLA.


Raih spent three seasons as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Iowa, where he assisted with tight ends (2012) and the offensive line (2010–2011). [6]

Texas TechEdit

In 2013 Raih joined Texas Tech as the director of high school relations, in addition to assisting with quarterbacks under head coach Kliff Kingsbury Raih was promoted to outside receivers coach going into the 2013 Holiday Bowl. [7]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Raih spent five seasons with the Packers, most recently working as the wide receivers coach after being promoted on January 24, 2018. He previously served as offensive perimeter coach, following a promotion on February 27, 2017, and was earlier named assistant offensive line coach on February 17, 2016. He was initially hired by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on February 7, 2014, and spent his first two years as the team’s coaching administrator.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On January 13, 2019, Raih was hired by the Arizona Cardinals to be their wide receivers coach.

Coaching treeEdit

NFL head coaches under whom David Raih has served:


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