Cornell Hires Dan Swanstrom as Head Coach

Another FCS coaching vacancy has been filled with Cornell hiring Penn’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Dan Swanstrom to lead the program.

Swanstrom has been with the Quakers for the previous two seasons and before joining Penn he was the head coach at NCAA Division 3 Ithaca College. He guided the Bombers from 2017 through 2021 winning at least 8 games each season. Ithaca was co-champion of the Liberty League in 2017, 2018, and 2021 but did not win the automatic qualifying bid due to a head-to-head loss to RPI each season.

Swanstrom finished 32-11 overall and 17-4 in conference games while capturing the 2017 ECAC Whitelaw Bowl. He will take over for David Archer who was let go after 10 seasons with the Big Red. Archer went 29-71 overall while Cornell has not won a share of the Ivy League since 1990.

Swanstrom has previously coached at Penn as the quarterbacks coach from 2014 through 2016, at Division 3 Johns Hopkins as associate head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 2008 through 2013, and at Division 3 Redlands as the quarterback/wide receivers coach from 2006 through 2008

Photo Credit to Ithaca College Athletics

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