Just 20 days after Tyson Brown left Pullman, Washington State found a way to lure the former assistant strength and conditioning coach back to town.
Brown, who accepted a position to lead the strength and conditioning department at Elon University in North Carolina, has returned to WSU to do the same thing, FootballScoop.com first reported. The Cougars have yet to make the hire official.
He replaces former director of strength and conditioning coach Jason Loscalzo, who left WSU last week after accepting the same position with the NFL’s Chicago Bears.
Brown was a top assistant to Loscalzo from 2014-17 and his familiarity with Mike Leach and the Cougar football program should prove useful as WSU moves forward without the man who was in charge of the Cougars’ strength and conditioning department each of the last six seasons.
Prior to his tenure at WSU, Brown was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the football team at South Florida, and was a director for the Bulls’ volleyball program. Other stops for Brown include the University of Washington, where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach, helping the Husky football, baseball and men’s crew programs, along with the University of Sioux Falls – Brown’s alma mater – where he was an intern strength and conditioning coach.
Brown, a native of Bothell, Washington, was a two-year letterwinner at Sioux Falls and helped the Cougars win national championships in 2006 and 2008, along with a runner-up finish in 2007. He and his wife, Kinzie have one son, Brody and two daughters, Bella and Briar.