The Pittsburgh Steelers are making another change to their strength and conditioning staff as Rodain Delus, the team’s assistant strength and conditioning coach, will no longer be with the team. Delus was removed from the team’s website, and a source confirmed to Steelers Depot that he was not returning.
This comes just days after the team moved on from longtime head strength and conditioning coach Marcel Pastoor will leave the organization after 23 years with the team. Pastoor announced the news on his LinkedIn account, stating that he was ready for a change, and now the team will look for someone new in that role.
“Steelers Nation, and all my connections, Thank you so much. I have been unbelievably gifted to work for the greatest company, greatest owners, and coaches and staff for the past 23 years, and I am ready for a change. Startins at the top, whatever you heard about the Rooney family, you dont even know half of it. They truly are amazing people, and the character every day. I can not be grateful enough to them, and would do anything ever asked for the Rooney family, and for Coach Cowher, and for Mike Tomlin,” Pastoor said.
Pastoor had been with the Steelers since 2001 when he started as a strength and conditioning intern. He was promoted to strength and conditioning assistant in 2004 and was part of the team’s Super Bowl wins in 2005 and 2008. Before joining the Steelers, Pastoor spent one season with the Washington Football Team and two with Radford. He is a Virginia Tech alum.
Delus had been with the team for nine years. Now, Garrett Giemont is the only member left on the team’s strength and conditioning staff. That signals an overhaul coming to that part of the team, and so Mike Tomlin will look to reshape it moving forward.