Josh Loeser Named New Head Coach of the Air Force Falcons
The Air Force Falcons have concluded their head coaching search following the May retirement of Jeff Robinson. Replacing Robinson after his four-year tenure as head coach will be Josh Loeser.
Loeser, an Alvin, TX native, had served as the Falcons’ assistant coach for five seasons, followed by a two-year stint as an assistant coach for the Men's Resident Team Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He will now assume the Air Force head job overseeing a young, up-and-coming Air Force squad.
“I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to once again be part of the Air Force team," said Loeser via an Air Force press release. "I look forward to building the men's gymnastics program into what I know it can be. I have so much respect for what the athletes at all the military academies have chosen to do, and I hope that I can give the guys on this team the chance to showcase their abilities on the competition floor."
On top of being a former assistant coach for the Falcons, Loeser is very familiar with the Air Force having spent two-and-a-half years as a cadet in the Academy, followed by two years of active duty.
A University of Houston graduate, Loeser helped lead the Falcons to five consecutive USAG team titles and five straight trips to the NCAA Championships. He will be hoping to lead Air Force back into that territory after missing out on qualifying as a team in 2019.
"I would like to thank Dennis McIntyre, Brett McClure, Andriy Stepanchenko, and the entire USA Gymnastics family for allowing me to be a part of their team," continued Loeser in the release. "It has been an honor to work with them over the past two years and I look forward to supporting them now from the NCAA side of the sport. Lastly, I would like to thank the members of the men's gymnastics resident program at the Olympic Training Center – Donothan Bailey, Sam Mikulak, Eddie Penev, Kanji Oyama, Adrian De Los Angeles, Donnell Whittenburg, Robert Neff and Timmy Wang. Working with those men has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I wish them the best in their journey to the 2020 Olympics and in everything that follows."
(graphic via GoAirForceFalcons.com)