Former Husker Judd Cornell returns as men’s golf head coach

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A former Husker golfer is returning to his alma mater to take over as head coach.

Athletic Director Trev Alberts announced Thursday that Cornell would be the team’s new head coach.

Back in July, former head coach Brett Balak resigned from the position on the same day he was charged with driving under the influence in Colfax County.

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“We are excited that Judd Cornell will be coming back to Nebraska to lead the young men in the Husker golf program,” Alberts said. “Judd is a hard-working, high-character leader who knows the importance of helping student-athletes develop both on and off the course. He knows our program as well as anyone in the country and will take great pride in continuing the growth of our program.”

Cornell’s experience includes being an assistant coach at Nebraska for six seasons.  He has spent the last three seasons as the head coach at Creighton.

“My family and I are thrilled to be back in Lincoln, and I can’t wait to lead the Husker men’s golf program,” Cornell said. “I want to thank Trev Alberts and Bob Burton for giving me the opportunity to return to the University of Nebraska and lead a program that means so much to me.”

During the 2020-21 season under Cornell, the Blue Jays finished with a 292.17 team average and also shot the three best team rounds in program history.

The Huskers are set to open their season at the Badger Invitational on Sept. 11.

“The Husker program has been climbing in the national standings the past several years, and we plan to keep moving forward in the years to come,” Cornell said.

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