Marlon Lozano officially joined the Nebraska Athletic Department staff as spirit squad manager in August of 2008.
Before becoming a full-time staff member in the athletic department, Lozano served as a volunteer assistant to the Spirit Squad since his graduation from the University of Nebraska in 1994. During his time as an undergraduate, Lozano spent three years as a member of the Spirit Squad as a mascot.
Lozano's final year on the squad was the year Lil' Red was introduced, and Lozano was one of two Spirit Squad members to serve as the original Lil' Red. Upon his graduation, he became an adviser in the University's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, a position he held for 14 years.
A native of San Salvador, El Salvador, Lozano came to Lincoln in 1981. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Nebraska in December of 1994. He and his wife, Lisa, have two sons, Nico and Teddy.