On March 13, 2018, coach Jack Cornell became the 13th Head Football Coach in QND Football program history at the age of 28.
A 2007 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame, Coach Cornell achieved a lifelong goal of becoming the next head football coach of his Alma Mater after a playing career that made him the most decorated football player in program history as an Offensive Lineman.
Coach Cornell graduated from the University of Illinois in 2011 after a career that saw 3 bowl appearances for the Fighting Illini, including the 2007 Rose Bowl, and the program's first ever back-to-back bowl wins in program history at the 2010 Texas Bowl and 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Upon his final season at the U of I, Coach Cornell left Champaign, IL to embark on a career in the National Football League, where he was fortunate enough to earn a spot on the Baltimore Raven's Practice Squad during the 2012 season as a rookie. During that year, Coach Cornell was a part of the Super Bowl 47 World Champion Baltimore Ravens. Following his career in Baltimore, Cornell was signed by the Oakland Raiders where he played the remainder of his career.
Following his release from Oakland, Cornell and his wife, Lauren ('07), moved back to their hometown where Cornell immediately began his coaching career by joining Quincy Notre Dame as their Offensive Line coach. Since that time, Cornell has been an assistant wrestling coach for QND, a volunteer assistant coach for Quincy University, and most recently as the the Offensive Line coach and Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for Culver-Stockton College.