COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Gymnastics Men’s Program has named Joshua Loeser as the assistant coach for the Resident Team Program at the United States Olympic Training Center. Loeser will work directly with Andriy Stepanchenko, the head coach for the Resident Team Program.

“We are excited to have Josh join the Resident Team Program,” said Dennis McIntyre, vice president of men’s program. “He brings a strong background of coaching and leadership experience to the USOTC Program. Josh is an enthusiastic student of the sport with a commitment to excellence that will serve our resident team athletes and program well.”

For the past five years, Loeser was the the assistant coach for the United States Air Force Academy’s men’s gymnastics program. During his time with the Falcons, the Air Force won five consecutive USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships team titles. Loeser was named USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships Assistant Coach of the Year four times. Also while Loeser has been on the coaching staff, Air Force qualified to the NCAA Regional Qualifier the last five years; qualified several athletes to the NCAA Championships and NCAA finals; and qualified athletes to the Winter Cup Challenge and the P&G Championships.

Prior to joining the Air Force program, Loeser was the boy’s team director at Reflex Gymnastics and Cheer Academy in Pearland, Texas, where he was active in the Junior Olympic program. He also spent time working at Flip Fest in Knoxville, Tenn.

Loeser competed in high school athlete in Texas before becoming a cadet at the Air Force program in 2003. In addition to his studies, he competed for the Air Force team for three years and served as the Moral, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) officer for Cadet Squadron 3 – Dogs of War. Following his Academy career, he spent two years in the Air Force, serving as an admissions/dispositions clerk and member services clerk at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Loeser is a 2012 graduate of the University of Houston, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.