Rams coach Brautigam will not return in 2020

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cornell Rams head football coach Vince Brautigam will not return to the program in 2020. He was the leader of the program for 10 seasons.

Since taking over for the 2020 season, he guided the school to a 42-56 record. In 2019, he guided the program to a 4-5 record.

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“We are grateful to Coach Brautigam for his efforts over the last 10 years and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Director of Athletics Keith Hackett said. “My expectations are that we can and will do better. Our student-athletes and their expectations on and off the field at Cornell are my highest priorities at all times.”

A national search has begun to find his replacement. The school will receive assistance in their search from CarrSports Consulting.

Brautigam’s best season at the school came in 2013 when he guided the team to a 7-3 record. This was only one of two winning records at the school, as he also guided the team to a 5-4 in 2014.

As a college football head coach, he has a 132-161 record in 29 seasons. Besides serving as the Rams head coach, he also was the head coach with the Dubuque Spartans and the Mount Senario Fighting Saints.

Brautigam helped the Rams transition from the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference following the 2011 season. The team moved to the Midwest Conference, where it has played since.

His best finish in the Midwest Conference was tied for second in 2013 with the 7-3 record and tied for second again in 2015 with the 5-5 record.

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