Air Force promotes Metzendorf to Associate Head Basketball Coach

Air Force head men’s basketball coach Joe Scott announced the promotion of David Metzendorf to Associate Head Coach. Metzendorf enters his fourth season with the program.

“We are excited to announce Dave’s promotion to Associate Head Coach,” Scott said.  “He has demonstrated the ability to recruit to our needs, enhance our player development and have our athletes prepared to compete to the best of their abilities come gameday. He has been an integral part in helping Air Force Basketball grow and improve the last three years.”

At Air Force, Metzendorf has been part of the staff that has increased the win total of the program the last two seasons.  Air Force more than doubled its win total from five to 12 in the 2021-22 season with three freshmen in the starting lineup.  The Falcons continued its upward trend in 2022-23 with another increase in win totals and ranking ninth in the country in three-point defense at 29.3 percent.  Air Force was one of the most improved teams in the nation in 2022-23, posting a NET rating of 152 which was an improvement of 112 slots.  Its nine Div. I non-conference wins are the third-most in program history and the most since the 2006-07 season.  

Metzendorf has been a part of an Air Force staff that has injected young talent into the program.  Air Force has produced six different players that earned Mountain West Freshmen of the Week honors over the last two seasons, a total that ranks first in the nation over that span.

In 2020, Metzendorf was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Under Armour 30 under 30 team, representing 30 of the most outstanding men’s college basketball assistant coaches under the age of 30. 

Prior to Air Force, Metzendorf has previous stints on the staffs at Michigan, Holy Cross and Cornell.

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