The partnership works because Leach and Loscalzo have similar leadership styles and philosophies. Both men believe in efficiency over volume and value opinions and input from their staff.
Had Jason Loscalzo been a little more athletic, he might never have ventured into the world of strength coaching.
At least that’s the joke Drew Petersen likes to tell when asked to define the moment he knew that his protégé, Washington State football’s head strength and conditioning coach Jason Loscalzo, had the makings of a good strength coach.
“He was destined to be a great strength and conditioning coach. He was a marginal athlete, but a great student and he had phenomenal work ethic,” says Petersen, the longtime strength and conditioning coach at Humboldt State, who coached Loscalzo when he was a fullback on the Lumberjacks’ football team from 1996-99.