Will Cinella was hired as Rockford's offensive coordinator in April 2019. Cinelli serves as both the team's play caller as well as working with the offensive line. Coach Cinelli brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Regent sideline, having coached at the collegiate level for nine seasons.
Coach Cinelli joins the Regents after three separate stops totaling seven seasons at the University of St. Francis. During his time on the St. Francis sideline, the Fighting Saints won two Mid-States Football Association Championships (2015, 2011) and had numerous players voted all-conference. Over the last two plus seasons, Cinelli served as the associate head coach, offensive line coach and the recruiting coordinator for the Fighting Saints. While in that role, Cinelli coached a talented group of offensive lineman that featured four first team all-conference selections. Prior to making the jump to associate head coach, Cinelli spent one season as the special teams coordinator, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. During that season, Cinelli coordinated and installed the special teams units and once again coached multiple all-conference selections. Prior to that, Coach Cinelli spent four seasons working with multiple position groups including the offensive line, running backs and tight ends, including mentoring a First Team All-American offensive lineman.
In addition to his stints at the University of St. Francis, Cinelli also made coaching stops at both Northern Illinois University and Montana Tech University. At Montana Tech University, Cinelli, coached a 1,000-yard rusher as the team's running backs coach and oversaw the kickoff return unit. He then spent one season at Northern Illinois University as the Football Operations Graduate Assistant.
Cinelli earned his master's degree in Education from the University of St. Francis and his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Political Science from Northwestern University.