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Former Nebraska golfer Judd Cornell enters his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Huskers in 2018-19 during the first year under Head Coach Mark Hankins. .
In his first year coaching at his alma mater, Cornell helped guide the Huskers to seven top-10 finishes. Nebraska’s 2013-14 campaign was highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Oak Hill Intercollegiate, where four Huskers finished in the top 10.
In 2014-15, NU notched six top-10 finishes, which included a sixth-place result at the Wyoming/Southern Dunes Invitational. The following season, the Huskers had six more top-10 finishes as several newcomers made an impact for the team.
Nebraska saw the emergence of Michael Colgate in 2015-16, who led the Huskers with four top-20 finishes. Colgate continued his success the following season, posting a 72.91 stroke average en route to qualifying for the NCAA Regionals individually. He took home medalist honors at the Border Olympics and helped guide NU to seven top-10 results. Jace Guthmiller led the Huskers in 2017-18 with a 73.48 stroke average before taking runner-up honors at the 2018 Nebraska Match Play Championship.
The Omaha native who was part of Nebraska’s 2007 NCAA Regional team that included current Web.com Tour player Brady Schnell and PGA Tour Latino America winner, Ty Capps, was a three-time team captain, first-team Academic All-Big 12 and the first recipient of the Dick Spangler Memorial Scholarship for his leadership on and off the golf course. He was named 2004 Nebraska Amateur Player of the Year and competed in some of the nation’s top amateur events such as the U.S. Amateur, Western Amateur and North and South Amateur. During his time as a professional, Cornell had success on multiple tours such as the Hooters Tour, Egolf, Dakotas Tour, Gateway, Web.com and Adams tour where he was named 2007 Rookie of the Year and finished top 20 on the money list.
Cornell’s experience and extensive time with many of the top instructors throughout the United States has played a huge role in the preparation and development on and off the course for the Husker golfers.
Cornell graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2007. He is married to the former Bridget Noonan who graduated in 2008 from Creighton University and is now a nurse in Omaha. His family includes his parents, Mike and Patti Cornell and his two sisters Katy and Meggie Cornell. His father Mike is Director of Instruction at Champions Run in Omaha. Mike has been named top golf instructor in the state of Nebraska and the Midwest region multiple times in his 35 years in the golf business.