USAFA Team Handball

Summary

USAFA Team Handball
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Full nameUnited States Air Force Team Handball
Short nameAir Force
Founded1976 by Bob Djokovich & Thomas Schneeberger
ArenaCadet Gymnasium
Head coachMike Cavanaugh[1]
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Home
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Away
Website
Official site
Location of USAFA Team Handball
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Location of USAFA Team Handball in Colorado

USAF Team Handball is a handball club from Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States. They are the handball team of the United States Air Force Academy. They are one of the most successful men's college teams. Besides the Adelphi University and UCLA they are the only college team which has won an adult national title in 1978.[2]

History

After the Falcons men's basketball became second at the 1976 USA Team Handball Nationals in the adults and collegiate divisions the club was founded in 1976 by the two basketball captains Bob Djokovich and Thomas Schneeberger they both played at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.[3][4]

At the 2015 Summer Universiade the club represented the national team. They had additionally one student from the Colorado State University.[5][6]

Accomplishments

Olympians

Source:[2]

Olympia Name Class
1984 Los Angeles Bob Djokovich 1978
Tom Schneeberger
1988 Seoul Kathy Callaghan 1984
1996 Atlanta David DeGraaf 1993

Rankings

2017-18

  Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
Final
USAF Team Handball Men's 19 20 22 19 20 21
College * 2 * 3 4

* No Ranking was released.

2018-19

  Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 7
Final
USAF Team Handball Men's NR 12 22
College 3 4 NR
Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  No change in ranking from previous week
NR Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of men's poll or Top 5 College poll
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

References

  1. ^ Donlin, Andrew (2015-05-11). "US Air Force Academy THC Preview". USA Team Handball. Archived from the original on 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  2. ^ a b Bergeman, David (March 2013). "USAFA Team Handball Excellence". Checkpoints: 38–43. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  3. ^ Djokovic, Bob (2019). ""I am hoping that one of the US clubs will qualify to the 2019 Super Globe" - Bob Djokovic". 2019 IHF Super Globe (Interview). Archived from the original on 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2019-05-07. Our team heard that there was a national championship in this sport, so we sent our varsity basketball team to the tournament, where we finished second.
  4. ^ "Bob Djokovich Independent Director". USA Team Handball. Archived from the original on 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  5. ^ Godwin, Maurice (2015-07-07). "Michael Cavanaugh Leads Colorado-Based Team to Korea for World University Games". USA Team Handball. Archived from the original on 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  6. ^ Cavanaugh, Mike (2015-07-17). "Michael Cavanaugh Leads Colorado-Based Team to Korea for World University Games Report". USA Team Handball. Archived from the original on 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.

External links

  • Official website