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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; R.I.P. ************************************************** ******* The New Orleans Saints recently lost a beloved member of their family when former strength and conditioning coach Russell Paternostro passed away at 71 years old. Paternostro, a New Orleans native, supervised the strength and conditioning program ...

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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New Orleans Saints Mourn Loss Of Former Strength And Conditioning Coach Russell Paternostro

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The New Orleans Saints recently lost a beloved member of their family when former strength and conditioning coach Russell Paternostro passed away at 71 years old.

Paternostro, a New Orleans native, supervised the strength and conditioning program for the Saints from 16 years from 1981-1996, making him the longest tenured assistant coach in franchise history. Under the former United States Navy veteran, the Saints enjoyed some of their most successful seasons, as he administered the Saints strength program for head coach Jim Mora, who stressed the principles of toughness, discipline and conditioning. Paternostro was part of a staff that went to went to the postseason four times, including the club’s first playoff berth in 1987.

New Orleans Saints Mourn Loss Of Former Strength And Conditioning Coach Russell Paternostro

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It is sad for his family. However, in the larger scheme of things he is well remembered by many people who respected and admired him.
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RIP coach... you got to coach the Dome Patrol!
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Definitely say a prayer for him!
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God Bless. He live to see the Saints win a Super Bowl too. God Bless
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