Drew Long enters his fifth season on the Air Force coaching staff in 2014-15 and first as director of basketball operations. He spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach with the Falcons. Long came to Air Force prior to the 2010-11 campaign after spending three seasons on the basketball staff at the University of Colorado.
He was one of three assistant coaches at Colorado under Jeff Bzdelik, responsible for recruiting, player development and game preparation. Prior to becoming an assistant coach, Long was CU's coordinator of men's basketball operations and video coordinator. During his time in Boulder, the Buffaloes improved from seven wins during the 2006-07 campaign to 15 in 2009-10.
The 32-year old native of Houston, Texas graduated from Northwestern University in 2004 with a bachelor of arts degree in communication and earned two letters with the Wildcats' basketball team under head coach Bill Carmody. Long returned home shortly after graduation to serve as the director of operations for the Houston Swoosh AAU organization. He also coached a variety of youth basketball teams and instructed clinics across the state of Texas.
Prior to joining the CU staff, Long was the assistant coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas from 2006-07. As the sole assistant, he was in charge of numerous duties including recruiting, on-court workouts, game preparation and video editing.
Long and his wife, the former Melissa Schau, have three daughters, Alice (5), Christie (4) and Emery (2).