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Jason Loscalzo begins his second season as the head football strength and conditioning coach after spending the past five seasons working in the same capacity at Boston College. At WSU, Loscalzo is responsible for all aspects involved in the development, coordination, implementation and supervision of the strength and conditioning programs for the Cougar football team.
Loscalzo served as the director of strength and conditioning for football at BC from January 2007 -January 2012. Loscalzo helped the Eagles claim back-to-back ACC Atlantic Division titles in 2007-08, a win at the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, and trips to the Music City Bowl in 2008, the Emerald Bowl in 2009 and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in 2010.
The Cool, Calif. native spent four seasons as the top assistant strength and conditioning coach and director of sports nutrition for the Auburn University football team. He also served as the head strength and conditioning coach for baseball and softball. Loscalzo helped the football team to four straight bowl games including a Nokia Sugar Bowl win and No. 2 final season ranking in 2005.
Prior to Auburn, Loscalzo served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach and sports nutrition professional consultant at Marshall University from August 2001-May 2003, helping the Thundering Herd to consecutive GMAC Bowl titles in 2001-02. He was an assistant strength and conditioning coach and athletic sports nutritionist at the University of Nevada, Reno from August 1999-August 2001. Loscalzo was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at University of Arkansas from May 1999-August 1999 and began his career as a strength and conditioning student assistant at Humboldt State University from January 1996-May 1999.
Loscalzo, a fullback for Sierra College and Humboldt State, received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 1999, and master's in athletic administration from Nevada in 2001. Loscalzo has been certified by CSCS, SCCC, SPN and USAW Level I.