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Coach Fleck names next WMU defensive line coach

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Western Michigan Head Coach P.J. Fleck in a stock image from wmubroncos.com.
Western Michigan Head Coach P.J. Fleck in a stock image from wmubroncos.com.

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Following yesterday's announcement of his new offensive and defensive coordinators, WMU head coach PJ Fleck continues to add to his staff naming Vinson Reynolds as the new defensive line coach.

Below is the official annoucement from the athletic department:

Reynolds comes to Western Michigan after spending the past two seasons at Central Michigan, helping the Chippewas to a win in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.  

"Vinson Reynolds joins our staff as the defensive line coach.  He is a great recruiter in Detroit and always has been," commented Fleck.  "Hailing from Detroit, he played in the MAC, was an All-MAC performer as a defensive lineman.  He is a great defensive mind, great recruiter, great teacher and a great person.  When I knew I needed to hire a defensive line coach, the first person I thought of was Vinson.  Every coach that I have come in contact when mentioning Vinson, they tell me how his players play extremely hard for him and those are the type of coaches we want here at Western Michigan.  We are happy to have Vinson and his fiancée in the Bronco family."

Prior to returning to the Mid-American Conference as a coach, Reynolds spent the 2010 season as the defensive line coach at Central Oklahoma.  He spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons as graduate assistant and defensive quality control coach at Oklahoma State under head coach Mike Gundy.  Oklahoma State played in both the 2008 Holiday Bowl and 2009 Cotton Bowl while Reynolds was on staff.

The Detroit native began is coaching career in 2006 when he served as the defensive line coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  He also earned his masters in adult education while at UW-P, graduating in December of 2007. 

Reynolds (31/DOB: 9-20-1981) and Fleck played at Northern Illinois where he was a First Team All-Mid-American Conference defensive end for the Huskies in 2003.

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