Air Force will face the Pioneers at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Kyle Georges is in his seventh season as an assistant coach for the Air Force women’s gymnastics program. Named the top assistant coach in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation during the 2011 season, Georges became just the second Air Force assistant to ever claim that distinction from the conference.
Georges, who has served as the lead coach on the uneven bars for the past three seasons, guided Linnaea Hance to the national title on that event at the 2014 USAG Championships. Since his arrival, Air Force has accounted for three conference champions, two USAG champions and 15 USAG All-Americans with 46 total honors. In addition, the squad has reached the team finals of the USAG Championships in four of his six seasons.
The Falcons have also continued to improve their team totals during Georges’ tenure. The 2014 team recorded eight of the top 10 team totals since 2007, while the 2013 squad impacted the list of Academy records for the first time in eight years by breaking a team record on the uneven bars (48.925) and an individual record on the vault (9.925, Jessica Wallander). The Falcons improved the uneven bars score to 49.300 in 2014, while accounting for just the second team score of at least 195 points (195.300) in Academy history.
In addition to his coaching duties at Air Force, Georges teaches several physical education classes at the Academy. He was named the USAFA Department of Physical Education’s Civilian Instructor of the Year in 2016 and earned the Air Force Athletic Department’s Aquatics Instructor of the Semester Award in the Fall of 2015. Georges is also active with the NCAA and entering his fourth year as the North Central Regional Score Verification Coordinator.
Georges joined the program in December 2010, just 10 days after graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in university studies and a concentration in physical education and communication.
A native of Albuquerque, N.M., Georges started participating in gymnastics at the age of three. At 16, after eight years of competing, Georges began coaching. Since then, he has coached a wide variety of gymnastics to over 600 athletes, including pre-teen to adult classes. In addition, Georges has coached tumbling to several high school cheerleading teams in the Albuquerque area.
Georges was married in October 2011 to the former Jennifer Birrell of Albuquerque.