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Loose Joins Army Coaching Staff

Feb. 4, 2014

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette defensive coordinator John Loose, who just completed his 14th season with the football program, has accepted a position on Army's coaching staff.

Loose, who coached in West Point from 1992-99 under Bob Sutton, will join Jeff Monken who took over as Army's head coach on Dec. 24, 2014.

Under Loose's guidance at Lafayette, the Leopards' defenses were among the top 25 statistically in the Football Championship Subdivision. The American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008, Loose and his wife, Marianne, started Lauren's First and Goal Foundation in 2004. The organization raises money for pediatric brain tumor research. The Foundation has generated more than $1.7 million and blossomed into the largest one-day football clinic in the country.

"The move to Army is a great opportunity for John Loose and his family," said Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani. "John was one my first hires when I took over at Lafayette in 1999 and we won four Patriot League titles together. In that time, our defense has been a key to the program's success and that is a tribute to his tutelage and game planning. I wish him the best of luck."

A national search is underway for Loose's replacement.