UB athletic director Warde Manuel today introduced Jeff Quinn, offensive coordinator at the University of Cincinnati, as the 24th head coach in the history of the UB football program.
Quinn, who will start at UB on Jan. 3 after serving as interim head coach for the Bearcats in their Sugar Bowl matchup with Florida, has produced record-breaking offenses throughout his 27-year college-coaching tenure, and has won conference and national championships at his last three stops, including five conference crowns in the past eight seasons.
He replaces Turner Gill, who left UB Dec. 14 to take the head coaching job at the University of Kansas.
“I am very pleased that Jeff Quinn will be joining the University at Buffalo,” President John B. Simpson said. “His extensive coaching experience and proven leadership skills make him a great choice as our program continues to gain national stature. From my conversations with Jeff, I know that he shares UB’s institutional commitment to excellence and that he will work hard to help our student-athletes succeed in the classroom as well as on the playing field.
“I commend Warde Manuel for assembling a strong, competitive pool of candidates, and I enthusiastically endorse his choice of Jeff Quinn as UB’s next head football coach,” Simpson said.
Manuel said he looks forward to the continued growth of UB’s football program under Quinn’s leadership. “We have proven that this program can win championships, and with Coach Quinn’s pedigree and track record of success, that should become an annual expectation for our football team.