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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement Chuck Losey was named a master strength and conditioning coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) last week. He is one of 186 coaches to have the MSCC title in the country, three of which are at Penn State (Losey, Dwight Galt III, Brad Pantall).
The master strength and conditioning coach is the highest honor given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession. Losey was presented his blue MSCC jacket by Assistant Athletics Director for Performance Enhancement Dwight Galt III during a ceremony last week at the CSCCa convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
“This is an incredible honor for Chuck,” says CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the Penn State University Athletic Program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Losey as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.”
Losey is in his fourth year with the Nittany Lion football program. Prior to his arrival in State College, Losey spent three years serving in the same role at his alma mater, Vanderbilt University. Losey also served as Tennessee State University’s director of speed, strength and conditioning for six years (2010-2004). While at TSU, Losey managed all aspects of program design and implementation for 11 men's and women's collegiate sports.
Losey is a former Vanderbilt student-athlete, where he started 31 games at defensive end and was a four-year letter winner with the Commodores from 1998 to 2002. He was voted Vanderbilt’s MVP at defensive lineman as a senior in and won Vanderbilt’s first Iron Man competition in the overall lineman category.
The Nittany Lions’ home schedule features a trio of non-conference games, including Pitt’s first visit to Beaver Stadium since 1999. The Nittany Lions open the season against Akron (Sept. 2) and face Pitt (Sept. 9) and Georgia State (Sept. 16) to close out a three-game homestand to start the year. In Big Ten play, Penn State welcomes Indiana (Sept. 30), Michigan (Oct. 21), Rutgers (Nov. 11 - Homecoming) and Nebraska (Nov. 18) to Happy Valley.
More than 7,000 new season tickets have been sold for the 2017 campaign. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2017 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.