Spent last five years as an assistant with the Falcons
Steve Snell recently finished his seventh season on the men's basketball staff at the Air Force Academy and second as associate head coach.
During his time at Air Force, the Falcons have earned two postseason appearances at the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in 2011 and 2013. Snell has also helped Air Force claim three of its four victories over ranked teams in program history, including two over San Diego State and an 89-88 victory over 12th-ranked New Mexico in the 2012-13 regular-season finale. In addition, he played a vital role in Tim Anderson earning Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and Michael Lyons becoming just the sixth player in program history to earn first-team all-conference honors in 2013.
A 24-year coaching veteran, Snell came to Air Force prior to the 2007-08 campaign after spending two seasons as a member of the coaching staff at Louisiana-Monroe. He helped the Warhawks to the co-championship of the Sun Belt's West Division in 2006-07 with an 18-14 record, including a perfect 14-0 mark at home. Prior to coaching at ULM, Snell was at Tulane University, where he served as an assistant coach. During his four-year tenure with the Green Wave, Snell assisted in all aspects of the program.
A native of Radford, Va., he served as an assistant coach at Marshall University for five seasons under head coach Greg White prior to his tenure at Tulane. In his five years at Marshall, Snell helped the Herd to an 86-54 (.614) record.
The Herd's 1998 recruiting class was ranked by ESPN as the best in the Mid-American Conference. In addition, Tamar Slay was selected in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets.
Prior to his move to Marshall, Snell spent three years as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State University. He served the 1992-93 campaign at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and also spent two years at Wingate College and one season at Radford University. Before that, Snell was an assistant coach at Radford High School during the 1988-89 campaign.
Snell earned a bachelor's degree in recreation management from Radford University in 1990. He and his wife, the former Ann Barnitz, have two sons, Jaden (11) and Jordan (9).