Rob Pryor enters his fifth season on the Air Force Academy basketball coaching staff in 2010-11. Pryor returned to the Academy after spending the 2006-07 campaign as an assistant coach at Siena College in New York.
Pryor, who was an assistant coach at Air Force during the 2005-06 season, helped the Falcons reach the NCAA Tournament while working for head coach Jeff Bzdelik.
During his only season at Siena, Pryor helped lead the Saints to a 20-12 record and an appearance in the championship game of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament. Siena head coach Fran McCaffery was named the MAAC Coach of the Year.
Pryor, who also coached AFA's junior varsity team in '05-06, spent the previous three years coaching basketball at the USAFA Preparatory School. From 2002-04, he was a volunteer assistant coach at the Prep School while teaching in the behavioral science department at the Academy. In 2004-05, he was the head coach at the Prep School.
Pryor was instrumental in the Falcons return to the NCAA Tournament in '05-06. He helped Air Force post its best-ever winning percentage with a final record of 24-7. The Falcons led the nation in scoring defense and finished fourth in the nation in 3-point percentage at 40.4 percent. Air Force was in the top-20 in the nation in six other statistical categories as well.
A 1997 graduate of the Academy, he had a very successful run at the USAFA Prep School. During his two seasons as an assistant coach, the team had a combined record of 57-10, including a remarkable 31-3 record in 2003-04. As the head coach in `04-05, the team was 17-17.
After graduating from the Academy with a degree in human behavior, Pryor attended graduate school at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. He received a master's degree in education with an emphasis in counseling in 1998. Following his schooling, he began his first Air Force assignment as a contracting officer at Langley AFB in Virginia.
While stationed at Langley, he earned an M.B.A degree at William & Mary. He spent four years at Langley before returning to the Academy in 2002.
Pryor, who played basketball on the junior varsity his first two years as a cadet, and his wife, Joy, are the proud parents of three sons, Salem (4), Seth (3) and Sion (1).