Sal Alosi

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Sal Alosi
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1977-05-11)May 11, 1977
Massapequa, New York
Playing career
1996–2000 Hofstra
Position(s) Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2001 Hofstra (assistant)
2002–2005 New York Jets (assistant)
2006 Atlanta Falcons (assistant)
2007–2010 New York Jets (S&C)
2011 Bryant (S&C)
2012–2016 UCLA (S&C)

Sal Alosi (born May 11, 1977, in Massapequa, New York) is an American strength and conditioning coach for the UCLA Bruins football team.[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 pleaded 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. He was hired as the Jets' strength and conditioning coach in 2007.[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 Miami gunner Nolan Carroll, who was running down the sideline during a punt return. 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, and has not worked in the NFL since the tripping incident.[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.

On June 22, 2015, Alosi was involved in an altercation with rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, over the coach's alleged harsh treatment of Combs's son Justin, who is on the Bruins football team. According to conflicting reports, Alosi either attempted to attack Combs with his hands, resulting in Combs using a kettlebell in self-defense, or Combs attempted to swing a kettlebell at Alosi's head but missed.[10][11][12]


Alosi's brother, Pete, is an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Arizona Cardinals.[13]


  1. ^ "Sal Alosi Biography - UCLA Bruins Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  2. ^ Massapequa’s Alosi wins Mayor’s Trophy at Hofstra Leads team to playoffs, Massapequa Post, November 29, 2000
  3. ^ ANALYSIS/Unnecessary Roughness, Newsday
  4. ^ Alosi arrested while at Hofstra in 1999, Newsday
  5. ^ "Jets coach who tripped Dolphins player suspended, fined". 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  6. ^ Boren, Cindy (December 15, 2010). "Jets suspend coach Sal Alosi indefinitely because of new information". The Washington Post. 
  7. ^ McManus, Jane (2010-12-30). "Jets fined $100K for tripping incident". 
  8. ^ Cimini, Rich (February 1, 2011). "Sal Alosi resigns from Jets job". Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sal Alosi". Bryant University. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Diddy Arrested after FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT With UCLA Football Coach". 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  11. ^ "Details of P. Diddy's Arrest at UCLA". 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  12. ^ Mike Florio (June 22, 2015). "Sal Alosi resurfaces, in a college football conflict with Diddy". 
  13. ^ Sal Alosi : Head Strength and Conditioning : Official Jets Bio : New York Jets Team News. Retrieved on 2010-12-17.

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