Lt. Col. Steve Pipes
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.
Lt. Col. Steve Pipes enters his third season at the Air Force Academy and serves as the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant. He supports the defensive line in his work with the varsity team and is involved in the defensive line game planning and execution and preparing the scout defense and special teams each week. He also supports the program as the team's liaison for player academic and military affairs.
Pipes is a 1998 graduate of the Academy, where he earned his bachelor's degree in social science. He was also a three-year letterman in football as a defensive back and led the team in interceptions in 1996. An all-WAC honorable mention, he was on teams that won three Commander-in Chief's Trophies, one of the Academy's three WAC championships, and helped lead the 1997 team to a 10-win season.
Pipes began his military career at the Academy in the admissions office working diversity recruiting. He then entered his primary career field as a personnel officer at Ellsworth AFB, SD and Barksdale AFB, LA. His coaching experience began at the USAFA Prep School from 2005-2009 where he served as the secondary coach, defensive coordinator and head coach. As the secondary coach, Pipes developed All-American Reggie Rembert and Mountain West Conference first and second team selections Jon Davis and Anthony Wright.
Prior to returning to the Academy, Pipes spent three years as an executive officer and Chief of Airmen Development in Air Force Material Command's directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. During that time he also deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and was selected as the Air Force Manpower, Personnel and Services Field Grade Office of the Year in a staff position.
Pipes holds a master's degree in administrative leadership from Central Michigan University. His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two devices), Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal (1 device), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.
Originally from Cincinnati, OH, he is a graduate of Wyoming High School where he is a member of the school's athletic the Hall of Fame. Pipes and his wife, Candice, also a 1998 graduate of the Academy, have three children, Thair, Sienna and Stephen,