Joe Doyle

Joe  Doyle

Assistant Coach


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Joe Doyle, who served as an assistant coach with the Falcons from 1994-98 and from 2002-06, returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in August 2013. A 1989 Academy graduate, Doyle is in his 12th season as an assistant hockey coach at the Academy.

Doyle came to the Academy from USA Hockey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) where he was a regional director of the American Development Model from 2009-13. His responsibilities included assisting with the blueprint for the optimal athlete development, focusing on age-appropriate training and utilizing long-term athlete development principles for the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Districts.
Doyle plays an integral part in Air Force’s nation-wide recruiting efforts along with working with the Falcon defenseman. Doyle’s knowledge of the Academy and his passion for both the Air Force and the sport of hockey have been instrumental to the Falcons’ success. Many of his recruits have gone on to great Air Force careers as well as laying the foundation for the teams that won five Atlantic Hockey championships in seven years.

A four-year letterman for the Falcons at right wing, Doyle is a member of the Academy’s Hockey Wall of Fame. During his junior and senior years, he was selected as the team’s most valuable player and was a part of the first class in AFA history to post four consecutive winning seasons. He played in 110 career games and posted 126 points on 57 goals and 69 assists. He stands 23rd in career points and 15th in career goals at the Academy.

Doyle earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary analysis at the Academy. After a brief stint at the Academy after graduation, he served two years at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. In addition, he spent one year at Upper Heyford, England, before returning to his alma mater in the summer of 1994, serving as an assistant hockey coach under his former coach, Chuck Delich, and then on Serratore’s first coaching staff (1997-98).

In the summer of 1998, Doyle was assigned to Oklahoma State University as an assistant professor of aerospace studies. He spent two years in Stillwater and then moved to Randolph AFB, Texas, where he became the director of operations for the Air Force ROTC Southwest Region from June 2000 to May 2001. In June 2001, Doyle was named the deputy commander of the 343rd TRS at Lackland AFB, Texas. He returned to the Academy from 2002-06 to serve as an assistant hockey coach under Serratore.

In 2006, Doyle returned to Oklahoma State University as the director of training for the Air Force ROTC program and also spent a year in Baghdad, Iraq, where he spearheaded an effort to train Iraqis at Camp Rustamiyah. Doyle retired from the Air Force in 2009 after serving 20 years on active duty and earning numerous awards.

A member of the Boston College High School Hall of Fame (inducted in 2003), Doyle and his wife, Holly, have four children: Brendan, Andrew, Luke and Emma.

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