Dave Cornell enters his 11th season as the head coach of the Connecticut College men´s lacrosse program and is the Founder of Atlantic Elite Lacrosse.
Cornell has led a revival of the Camels lacrosse program as they have been ranked in United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Top 20 at some point in six of the past seven seasons.
In 2010, Cornell directed the Camel men's lacrosse program to a 14-3 record and a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) regular season title record that culminated with a home game in the second round of the NCAA Championship. The Camels set a school record with 13 consecutive wins, climbing all the way up to #6 in the USILA National Poll.
In 2012, Cornell led the Camels to their second NCAA appearance in three years. The Camels surged in the second half of the season, winning their last five regular season contests and also advancded the NESCAC Final Four for the first time since 2001.
At the conclusion of the season, Cornell was honored by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) as Coach of the Year.
In 2013, the Camels shared the top spot in the NESCAC regualr season in addition to a return trip to the NESCAC Final Four and another USILA Top 20 finish.
Cornell has coached numerous All-Americans during his tenure at Connecticut College and that culminated with the school's first ever 1st Team All-American in face-off specialist Ben Parens.
Cornell joined the Camel athletic program after spending the previous two years as the lead defensive assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame.
Under the direction of Fighting Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan, Cornell assisted in all phases of a nationally ranked program that qualified for the 2006 NCAA Championship. While Cornell´s most recent experience is at the Division 1 level, he carries deep ties to Division III intercollegiate lacrosse. Cornell was a two-time All-America selection at Gettysburg College, contributing to three Centennial Conference Championship teams with the Bullets. Gettysburg reached its pinnacle in 1995 with an appearance at the NCAA Final Four.
After graduating, Cornell returned to his alma mater, serving as offensive coordinator for three-seasons and defensive coordinator for one year. The Bullets made four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the national championship game for the first time in school history in 2001. In 2001, Cornell was named head coach of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. Cornell developed and resurrected program that was reinstated after a 21-year hiatus, setting a program record for victories in 2003 and 2004.
Cornell earned his Bachelor of Arts in business management and entrepreneurship at Gettysburg. He holds a Master´s Degree of Science from McDaniel College in Health and Exercise Science and Athletic Administration.