|Title:||Head Strength & Conditioning Coach|
|Previous College:||Hofstra '01|
|At Bryant Since:||August 2011|
Sal Alosi enters his first season as the head strength and conditioning coach at Bryant University in 2011-12, where he will be working with all 22 of the Bulldogs’ varsity programs.
Alosi’s skill and knowledge in the weight room and on the training field raise the standards for all of Bryant’s student-athletes and teams, as Alosi’s hiring adds another strong piece to the department in its final year of transition to full Division I status.
Alosi comes to Smithfield, R.I. after more than eight years in the NFL, where he served as the head strength and conditioning coach for both the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons. With the Jets, he implemented a unique and comprehensive approach that encompasses multiple training disciplines geared toward increasing sports performance and maximizing each player’s preparedness level, a program he also brings to Bryant. Alosi also has experience working closely with athletic training staffs on rehabilitation programs for players.
A four-year letterwinner and linebacker at Hofstra University, Alosi led the Pride to back-to-back Division I-AA (now FCS) quarterfinal playoff appearances in 1999 and 2000 and led the team in tackles as a senior.
Following his playing career, he joined the coaching staff at his alma mater, becoming an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Hofstra in 2001, when the Pride won its first Atlantic 10 Conference title in football, advancing to the Division I-AA playoffs for the third-straight year.
Alosi went on to join the NFL’s New York Jets a season later and stayed there until the 2006 campaign, when he was hired by the Atlanta Falcons to direct the team’s strength and conditioning program.
After just one season with the Falcons, though, Alosi returned to New York on Feb. 21, 2007 as the Jets’ head strength and conditioning coach.
A native of Massapequa, N.Y., Alosi graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in exercise science. He and wife, Michele, welcomed a baby boy, Sal, in April 2010.