Reynolds replaced as Air Force head coach

Feb. 8, 2012

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force men's basketball coach Jeff Reynolds has been relieved of his duties effective immediately as announced today by Director of Athletics Dr. Hans Mueh.

Reynolds was in his fifth season at Air Force with a 63-82 overall record. Reynolds, the seventh head coach in Air Force basketball history, guided the Falcons to a 16-16 record in 2010-11 and a spot in the CollegeInsider.com tournament, AFA's first post-season appearance since 2007. Air Force was 10-21 in 2009-10 and 2008-09 and 16-14 in his first season in 2007-08. Reynolds, who served as an assistant coach with the Falcons for two seasons before his promotion to head coach on April 17, 2007, has an overall career record of 145-116 in his nine seasons.

Associate head coach Dave Pilipovich will serve as the team's head coach for the remainder of this season. Pilipovich is his fifth season on the Air Force men's basketball coaching staff and first as associate head coach. Prior to joining the Falcons, Pilipovich spent two years with the University of Michigan basketball program. Pilipovich has 25 years of coaching experience under his belt. He served as an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University for five years (2000-05) prior to joining the Michigan staff. Before his stint at EMU, he served four years as an assistant coach at Robert Morris University (1996-2000), two years an assistant coach at Georgia State University (1994-96) and two years as the assistant head coach at Florida Atlantic University (1989-91) before being named associate head coach the following four years (1991-94). Pilipovich began his coaching career serving as a graduate assistant at California University (Pa.) for two years (1986-88), before being named as an assistant coach for one season (1988-89). A 1986 graduate of Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., Pilipovich earned four varsity basketball letters and served as team captain during his senior season.

Air Force, 11-10 overall and 1-6 in the Mountain West, hosts Boise State on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Clune Arena.

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