Former Academy boxer, Capt. Erwin Vargas, returned to the Air Force boxing team in November 2005 as an assistant coach with the team. Now in his third season with the Falcons, Vargas handles the day-to-day training of the boxers. He also works in the Academy's Intramural Division.
Vargas returned to the Air Force Academy following a stint at McChord AFB, Washington. Prior to his appointment at McChord, Vargas was stationed at Hulbert Field, Fla., and Osan, Korea.
A 1999 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Vargas competed on the boxing team in the 147-pound weight class. During his senior season, Vargas not only won the Wing Open title, he was named the Wing Open Outstanding Boxer that season.