Sal Alosi

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Sal Alosi (born May 11, 1977, in Massapequa, New York) is an American strength and conditioning coach and currently is the strength and conditioning coordinator for the UCLA Bruins.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Alosi was a linebacker at Hofstra University from 1996 to 2000. As a senior, he was named the co-recipient of the Mayor’s Trophy, an annual award presented to the two Hofstra players who best exemplify good sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field.[2] He won the award in 2000, despite having been arrested the year before for allegedly breaking into a dorm room with seven teammates and assaulting three students.[3] Originally charged with third-degree assault, he later pled guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree harassment, a misdemeanor.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

He became a coach for Hofstra in 2001, then moved on to the New York Jets in 2002. In 2006, he joined the coaching staff of the Atlanta Falcons, but went back to the Jets the following year.[5]

New York Jets tripping incident[edit]

During a game against the Miami Dolphins on December 12, 2010, Alosi stuck out his knee and tripped Nolan Carroll as the latter ran along the sideline. Two days later, the Jets suspended him indefinitely after it was discovered that he had instructed inactive Jets players to line up along the sideline so as to potentially impede opposing players. General manager Mike Tannenbaum said that Alosi had initially not been truthful about how the wall had been formed. Alosi was fined $25,000 by the Jets and suspended for the remainder of the 2010 season.[6] The NFL subsequently fined the Jets $100,000 for Alosi's actions.[7]

Alosi resigned from the Jets on January 31, 2011.[8]

College coaching[edit]

Alosi worked as the head strength and conditioning coach at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island for the 2011-2012 season.[9] He worked primarily with the lacrosse and football teams.

On January 10, 2012, Alosi was hired as the UCLA Bruins strength and conditioning coordinator by head coach, Jim Mora.

Alosi's brother Pete is an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Arizona Cardinals.[10]

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