Interim Head Coach
Off. Coordinator/Off. Line
Offensive Coordinator Jeff Quinn enters his 26th season coaching college football and his third at UC.
Quinn has spent 21 seasons coaching alongside UC head coach Brian Kelly, joining the Bearcats staff after coaching Central Michigan to a 31-14 win in the 2006 Motor City Bowl.
During his career, Quinn has coached 12 offensive lineman who have played in the professional ranks, as well as 22 players who have earned all-America status.
The UC offense averaged 27.3 points and 375.3 yards of total offense per contest on its way to the 2008 BIG EAST Championship. Offensive guard Trevor Canfield was an Associated Press Second-Team All-America selection, the first UC offensive lineman to earn a spot on the AP team since Bill Shalosky in 1952. Canfield was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
During his first season at Cincinnati, the Bearcats set three school records and ranked among the Top-20 offensive teams in the country.
Quinn served as the associate head coach at Central Michigan from 2004-2006. He arrived at CMU after 15 seasons at Grand Valley State. He was part of the staff that led the Lakers to back-to-back national championships in 2002 and 2003.
His offensive lines have blocked for 12 1,000-yard rushers, three Harlon Hill Award Finalists, including Curt Anes, who won the award in 2002. The Harlon Hill Trophy recognizes the nation's top Division II player.
The 2001 Laker offense averaged 600.8 yards and set an NCAA record by averaging 58.4 points per game.
He is a 1984 graduate of Elmhurst College where he was a two-sport standout in football and wrestling. In football, Quinn earned all-conference plaudits twice and was a third-team All-American in 1993. He also qualified for three NCAA Wrestling Championships in the heavyweight division and won two College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin titles. He was inducted into Elmhurst's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.
Quinn launched his coaching career at DePauw as an assistant football and wrestling coach from August, 1984 to May, 1986 before going to Ohio Northern as head wrestling coach and an assistant football coach from June, 1986 until December, 1988. At ONU, he coached one National Champion wrestler, along with a trio of all-Americans.
Quinn earned a master of arts degree from DePauw in 1986 and an educational leadership master's degree endorsement from GVSU in 2000.
Quinn's son Kyle serves as the undergraduate student representative to the UC Board of Trustees.