Jeff Quinn
Current position
TitleHead coach
Biographical details
Born (1962-09-26) September 26, 1962 (age 57)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
DePauw (assistant)
Ohio Northern (OL)
Grand Valley State (OC/OL)
Central Michigan (OC/OL)
Central Michigan (interim HC)
Cincinnati (OC/OL)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Jeff Quinn (born September 26, 1962) is a college football coach who is the head coach of the University at Buffalo football team.[1] He is the 24th head coach in University at Buffalo football history. He replaced Turner Gill who left for Kansas following the 2009 season.

Playing careerEdit

Quinn graduated from Elmhurst College in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in education. At Elmhurst, he played both offensive line in football and wrestled as a heavyweight. He was named NCAA Division III All-American third team following his senior season. He also won two College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships as a wrestler and was inducted into Elmhurst's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Quinn has been a college football coach for 26 years, 21 of which have been as an assistant to Brian Kelly at Cincinnati, Central Michigan and Grand Valley State. He had never been a head coach before except for the 2010 Sugar Bowl (which he coached for Cincinnati after Kelly left for Notre Dame) and the 2006 Motor City Bowl (which he coached for Central Michigan after Kelly left for the head coaching job at Cincinnati). Quinn followed Kelly to Cincinnati afterward, where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.[3] Quinn was a finalist for the 2009 Broyles Award, an award given to college football's best assistant coach.[4] Quinn coached at DePauw University, where he earned a master's degree in educational leadership, and Ohio Northern University before moving on to Grand Valley State.

In December 2009 Quinn was tapped to replace Turner Gill for the University at Buffalo.[5] After coaching Cincinnati to a loss in the Sugar Bowl Quinn officially began his duties as a head coach.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Central Michigan Chippewas (Mid-American Conference) (2006)
2006 Central Michigan 1–0 W Motor City
Central Michigan: 1–0
Cincinnati Bearcats (Big East Conference) (2009)
2009 Cincinnati 0–1 L Sugar 9 8
Cincinnati: 0–1
Buffalo Bulls (Mid-American Conference) (2010–present)
2010 Buffalo 2–10 1–7 t-5th (East)
2011 Buffalo 3–9 2–6 6th (East)
2012 Buffalo 4–8 3–5 t-4th (East)
Buffalo: 9–27 6–18
Total: 10–28
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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