Louis George "Lou" Riecke Jr. (October 2, 1926 – May 31, 2017) was an Olympic weightlifter for the United States. He also was a coach for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.[1]

Weightlifting achievements

Coaching career

Riecke served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Steelers from 1970 through 1980. During his tenure, the team won four Super Bowls.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lou Riecke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on November 22, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Roberts, Kim (February 15, 2009). "Four Super Bowl rings reminders of a great time". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved 2009-02-27.