The 1989 AFA graduate, served as an assistant coach with the Falcons from 1994-98 and from 2002-06. He returns to his alma mater after serving as regional director of the American Development Model from 2009-13 for Colorado Springs-based USA Hockey.
Doyle will lead recruiting and work with the defensemen.
“I am extremely excited to return to the Air Force Academy, work with the amazing student-athletes and support the mission of producing tremendous Air Force officers,” Doyle said.
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 recorded 126 points (57 goals) in 110 game, good for No. 23 all-time in points and 15th in goals.
“We are excited to have Joe back in the fold,” Serratore said. “He is one of our program’s all-time greats and did a terrific job for us early in his coaching career. The experience he gained with USA Hockey will enable him to bring even more to the table this time around”
Doyle returned to his alma mater in 1994, serving as an assistant hockey coach under his former coach, Chuck Delich, and then on Serratore’s first coaching staff (1997-98).
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.