1st Lt. Andy Berg
First Lieutenant Andy Berg enters his first season as an assistant coach and his second season overall with the Falcon coaching staff. A 2003 graduate of the Academy, Berg served as a graduate assistant in 2003-04, assisting the coaching staff with administrative duties and the nation-wide recruiting effort.
A native of Stillwater, Minn., Berg graduated from the Academy with a degree in management and was a four-year letterman at forward. A two-time all-CHA selection, Berg finished his career tied for 12th in scoring with 142 points (64-78-142) in 140 games. As a senior, he earned the Chuck Delich award as the team's most valuable player. He led the team and was second in the CHA with 22 goals and was fourth in the league with 40 points. His 15 power-play goals led the CHA and were second in the nation.
Berg's 15 power-play goals in 2002-03 tied the school record set by Mark Manney in 1981-82. His 33 career power-play goals are the second most in school history and just one shy of tying the record of 34 set by John Decker in 1992-95.
A three-sport star at Stillwater (Minn.) High School, Berg earned more CHA awards than any other Falcon with five major awards. He was named the CHA Rookie of the Year in the league's first season and was also named to the all-rookie team. He was a second-team all-conference selection as a sophomore and senior and was named to the CHA all-tournament team as a junior. Berg is one of only two Falcons to earn CHA all-tournament honors. Brian Gineo was named to the team in 2004-05.
A two-year team captain, Berg led the team in points and goals twice. As a sophomore, he had 16 goals and 37 points and as a senior he had 22 goals and 40 points.
During his four-year career, he helped the team to 61 wins. During his first three seasons, the Falcons were a .500 team, posting a 51-51-8 record. The Falcons won 19 games as a freshman and finished with a winning record (19-18-2) for the first time in 11 years. He then helped the Falcons to consecutive 16-win seasons in 2000-01 and 2001-02.
After spending the 2003-04 season with the hockey team as a graduate assistant, Berg's first assignment was with the 20th Contracting Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Berg served as the deputy flight commander for the services element and was named the company grade officer of the year for 2005.
While at Shaw, Berg played 50 games for the Columbia Inferno of the East Coast Hockey League.