Kevin Doyle enters his first season as the associate men's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator in 2017 after his hiring on May 31, 2017.
Doyle comes to Grand Canyon with a long resume of impressive coaching stops in collegiate soccer. He spent the last five seasons on the coaching staff at Air Force Academy. Prior to coaching with the Falcons, Doyle spent three years as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech and six seasons as the top assistant and lead recruiter at Creighton. He also had stints as the top assistant at Penn State, an assistant at William & Mary and an assistant at Mercer.
Doyle spent the previous five seasons as a member of the coaching staff at Air Force. For the final four seasons, the Falcons were a fellow member of the Western Athletic Conference after moving from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The most successful season came in 2016, where Doyle helped lead the Falcons to a 14-7-1 mark and a 6-3-1 finish in WAC.
From 2009-11, Doyle spent time on the East Coast as a member of the Virginia Tech coaching staff.
From 2001-06, Doyle was the top assistant at Creighton University where he oversaw the recruiting process along with training goalkeepers and the team defense. He led a crew of Creighton goalkeepers and defenders that ranked in the top 25 nationally in goals against average in two of his final three years with the program. The Bluejays qualified for the NCAA Tournament every season that Doyle was a member of the staff, including three quarterfinal appearances and a trip to the 2002 College Cup.
Doyle was the top assistant at Penn State from 1999-2000. While with the Nittany Lions, the team posted a 13-6-2 mark and a second-place finish in the Big Ten Tournament in his second season, a year in which PSU advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
During his playing career, Doyle was a goalkeeper at Creighton. In 1992, he was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference and earned first team All-MVC honors. As a junior, Doyle led the Blue Jays to a No. 1 national ranking and a 16-2-1 record on the season. His name is up and down the Creighton recordbooks.
Originally from Katy, Texas, Doyle attended Bowling Green State University and received his degree in interpersonal communications in 1996.
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