Maj. Eldrick Hill
Falcons to face Rice on Dec. 29 in Forth Worth, Texas. Game televised by ESPN.
Kickoff this Saturday, Nov. 24, is 12:30 PST at Bulldog Stadium.
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at Falcon Stadium. Game to be televised by ESPN2.
Air Force-SDSU kicks off at 12:30 pm PST on Saturday, Nov. 10 in San Diego.
Falcons and Black Knights play Saturday, Nov. 3, in West Point, NY.
Maj Eldrick "El" Hill joins the Air Force coaching staff this season as a varsity/junior varsity coach at the Air Force Academy. Hill comes to the program from Commandant of Cadets office at the Academy where he was the chief of standardization and evaluation for the cadet wing. In that position, he was charged with ensuring the caliber and standard of military discipline remained at a high level.
Hill is a 1993 graduate of the Academy where he earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering. A three-year starter at free safety on the football team, Hill helped the Falcons to bowl games every year, starting in the 1990, 1991, and 1992 Liberty Bowls. Hill was a key member of the 1990 Liberty Bowl championship team that defeated nationally ranked Ohio State, 23-11. He also has the distinct honor and privilege of never losing to Army or Navy as the Falcons secured the Commander's in Chief trophy every year.
Following graduation in 1993, Hill served as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the USAFA Prep School where he also taught math. In 1994, Hill was assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., where he mastered base design engineering and programming, overseeing Tyndall's $30 million operations and management budget. Hill oversaw Air Force Material Command's $225 million Pollution Prevention program and U.S. Central Command's $1.6 billion infrastructure program in several foreign lands. Hill served as chief of operations and base civil engineer at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. before coming back to the Air Force Academy.
Hill has been deployed to Korea, Qatar, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq during his military career. While in Iraq, he helped synergize U.S. and Iraqi Forces drawdown plans covering 25 bases and $1.2 billion in infrastructure making the Iraqi military more stable and enabling US Forces turn over.
Hill holds a master's degree in environmental management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three devices), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was a first-team all-conference linebacker at Blanche Ely high school in Pompano Beach, Florida. Hill and his wife, Keisha, have four children (Xavier, Isaiah, Zion, and Chase) and reside in Monument, Colorado.