Lt. Col. Darryl Sumrall

Lt. Col. Darryl  Sumrall

Mason, Ohio

JV Head Coach

USAFA, 1989


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Lt. Col. Darryl Sumrall is in his third season at the Air Force Academy and serves as the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant.

Sumrall has led the junior varsity team to a 4-1 record each of the last two years. He supports both the defensive line and outside linebackers in his work with the varsity team. He is involved in the defensive line game planning and execution and preparing the scout defense each week. He also supports the program as the team's liaison for player academic and military affairs.

A 1989 Academy graduate and biology major, Sumrall was a three-year letterman as a defensive lineman. Sumrall played on the same defensive line as All-American Chad Hennings and all-conference nose guard John Steed. Sumrall had 19 tackles in 1987 and 34 in 1988. He started seven games, and played in nine, in 1987 when Air Force won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy and played Arizona State in the Freedom Bowl.

Prior to coming back to the Academy in May 2009, Sumrall spent three years as a medical chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense officer for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. He also spent three years on Air Staff at Bolling AFB, Washington D.C., as the chief of contingency operations for bioenvironmental engineering and three years as a flight commander at Whiteman AFB, Mo. While at Whiteman, Sumrall deployed in support of both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Sumrall holds a master's degree in environmental management from the University of Oklahoma. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one device), Meritorious Service Medal (two devices), Joint Service Commendation medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Originally from Mason, Ohio, he was a three-sport letterman at Mason High School. A first-team all-conference defensive end and tight end in high school, Sumrall then attended the USAFA Prep School in 1984-85.

Sumrall and his wife, Daphne, have two sons, Cody and Joshua, and reside in Peyton, Colo.

Coaching Experience
Air Force - JV Head Coach., 2009-Present

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