Kevin Doyle has been named an assistant coach for the Air Force men’s soccer team, head coach Doug Hill announced today. Doyle, who will begin work with the Falcons immediately, joins the Academy coaching staff after spending three years as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech.
“I’m excited to have Kevin as part of our coaching staff,” said Hill. “He brings a wealth of Division I experience along with the expertise of a goalkeeper coach.”
Prior to coaching at Virginia Tech, Doyle was the top assistant at Creighton University from 2001-2006, overseeing the recruiting process along with training goalkeepers and the team defense. The Creighton goalkeeping corps and defense ranked in the national top-25 in goals against average in two of his final three years with the program. During his stint with the Blue Jays, the team made the NCAA tournament each year, including three quarterfinals and a place in the 2002 College Cup.
Before joining the Creighton staff, Doyle spent time at Penn State as a top assistant from 1999-2000. He helped guide the Nittany Lions to a 13-6-2 mark and a second-place finish in the Big Ten Tournament in 2000. That year, Penn State also advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. He also was an assistant coach at William & Mary (1997-1998) and Mercer (1995-1996).
Doyle received his NSCAA Advanced Diploma in June 1998 and also holds a USSF “A” license. He has been a part of the USSF Youth National Team Program and has coached at the state and regional level of the Olympic Development Program.
As a college player at Creighton, Doyle started three years in net for the Blue Jays before his career was cut short by a knee injury. In 1992, he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and also garnered first-team All-MVC and All-Midwest honors. He led the 1992 Blue Jays to a 16-2-1 mark and a No. 1 national ranking as a junior. He ranks among the school leaders in 12 categories.
Originally from Katy, Texas, Doyle earned his bachelors degree in interpersonal communications from Bowling Green State University in 1996.
Doyle is married to the former Katie Tarsney. They have two children, Lucy (3) and Liam (1).