TORRY CORNETT NAMED DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AT DEPAUL CRISTO REY HIGH SCHOOL
Torry Cornett has been named director of athletics at DePaul Cristo Rey High School. He began his new position in July overseeing all aspects of the athletic program. DPCR offers competitive teams in six sports for its student-athletes.
Cornett is a native of Columbus, where he excelled as a student-athlete in both football and basketball at Independence High School before attending Prairie View A&M University. He returned to compete for the University of Cincinnati’s football team competing in the 2006 International Bowl, the 2007 Papa John’s Bowl and the 2009 FedEx Orange Bowl as the starting linebacker. After graduation from UC he played two seasons in the German Football League.
Upon returning to the states, Torry began his coaching career at the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) as an assistant for the men’s basketball program. He then joined the staff at Mount St. Joseph University as an academic advisor and adjunct instructor. In 2017, he was hired as the associate director for Student Athlete Support Services at UC. He later served as the athletics director and a physical education teacher at the Cincinnati Achievement Academy.
“I am honored to serve the DPCR Athletics Department,” says Torry. “I stand on the shoulders of all the administrators, coaches, student-athletes, and staff who have laid the groundwork before me. I look forward to the remarkable relationships that will be established and the opportunity to serve.”
Torry takes over the athletic department following the retirement of Lynne Morris, who led the program for the past nine years.
DePaul Cristo Rey is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school with a mission to educate young people who have the potential but limited financial means to go to college. This is accomplished through a dynamic academic program partnered with an innovative Corporate Work Study Program, not available at any other local high school. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, DPCR is one of 37 high schools in the nationwide Cristo Rey Network® which serves 13,000 young people.