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Around the Yard: Football Coaching Carousel Leads This Week’s Headlines

Every Service Academy football team’s defensive staff added at least one new face this week. 

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Navy Announces New Additions to Their Coaching Staff

Against All Enemies Contributor Gavin Jernigan already wrote an article about this one, so I won’t belabor the point. Needless to say this is the biggest news of the week for Navy, so of course I am going to include it in this wrap up.

Navy Men’s Gymnastics Places at Army Invitational

Navy Men’s Gymnastics took second place at the West Point Open this week. Navy placed close behind the #8 Nittany Lions of Penn State, and just edged out Army who placed third in their open. The Mids did particularly well in Vault and Floor Exercises to help them edge out the Black Knights for second place.

Individual finals continue this weekend where Navy has several athletes still competing.

Navy Rookie Jennifer Coleman Making a Huge Difference

Midshipman 4/c Coleman leads the Mids in scoring, assists, and rebounds. Most impressive is that she is top ten in the Patriot League in those same categories; a field heavily populated by upper-classmen.

Coleman has transitioned rather seamlessly from the Naval Academy Prep School, impressing her coach, and earning the trust of her teammates along the way.


Army Football Finds their new Defensive Coordinator

Much like I mentioned earlier for Navy, Army’s biggest news of the week was already covered by Kaylah Jackson. Again, I am not leaving it out of this article, because the news is just too big.

Not going to rehash this one either, other than to say John Loose was an in-house hire for Monken. Read the linked article for more detailed analysis.

Army Hockey Rallies Late to Tie Air Force

Army Hockey came back from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to tie the Falcons in Colorado Springs this week. Led by their seniors, the Black Knights scored two goals in a 4-minute span to tie the game that ended in a tie. The two teams will face off for round two later this evening.

Former Army Wrestler Honored

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame (NWHOF) will honor former West Point wrestler Steve Cannon with their prestigious Outstanding American award for 2019. Cannon served in the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment in Europe during the end of the Cold War. He returned to the United States and began a very successful career in business. You can read more about Cannons life and why he was selected by the NWHOF in the linked article.


Air Force Football Adds New D-Line Coach

Not wanting to be left out of the coaching-carousel action, the Falcons also added a new face to their defensive coaching staff. Terrance Jamison comes to Colorado Springs by way of Texas Tech, where he has been the D-Line coach for the last two years. He has also spent time at Florida Atlantic, University of California, and Wisconsin where he get his first stab at the D-I level of coaching. He spent his early career as an assistant on the defensive side of the ball, and got is first role as a coach while at Florida Atlantic. You can read more about Jamison here.

Indoor Track and Field Attends Potts Invitational

The Falcons were led primarily by their underclassmen at the event, where they had 14 top five finishes in four events. Most notably was sophomore Mitch Lipe who won the Pole Vault with an impressive bar of 15’ 11”. The Falcons also performed particularly well in the high jump, long jump and weight throw. The Potts Invitational continues today, wrapping up the final two field events in the morning, and running events to begin later this afternoon.

Lady Falcons Dominate Colorado State

Air Force Women’s Basketball handled the Rams of Colorado state at home earlier this week. They led pretty much the entire game and earned their first victory in Mountain West Conference play of the season. The victory snaps a six game losing streak for Air Force, and most notably concludes a 13 game losing streak to the Rams dating back to 2011.