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KALAMAZOO (WQLR) – Exactly one month after terminating the contract of Bill Cubit, Western Michigan University has reportedly found their new head football coach.
According to reports from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, P.J. Fleck will be taking the reins at Waldo Stadium this fall. Fleck is currently the wide receivers coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was an All-MAC wideout for Northern Illinois in 2003, and hired as their offensive coordinator a day before taking the job with Tampa Bay. He also served as a graduate assistant under Jim Tressel at Ohio State in 2006.
University officials released this statement Monday night on wmubroncos.com:
The Western Michigan University Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and its Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard are confirming reports the University intends to hire P.J. Fleck as the new head football coach. A press conference to introduce Coach Fleck to the media and community has been scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
This is the first head coaching job for Fleck, who becomes the youngest current FBS head coach at the age of 32. Western Michigan’s search began in mid-November following the Broncos’ 4-8 finish.