Kalamazoo, MI (Sports Network) - Western Michigan will name P.J. Fleck as its
new head football coach, the university confirmed on Monday.
Fleck, who is currently serving as the wide receivers coach for the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers, is tentatively expected to be introduced during a Tuesday press
conference, though that could be pushed back due to his wife currently in
labor with the couple's second child.
The 32-year-old Fleck began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under
Jim Tressel at Ohio State in 2006 and spent the next three seasons on the
staff at his alma mater, fellow Mid American Conference member Northern
Illinois. He then had a two-year stint as wide receivers coach at Rutgers from
2010-11 before joining Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay when the former Scarlet
Knights' sideline boss became the Buccaneers' head coach.
Fleck played four seasons as a wide receiver at Northern Illinois from
1999-2003 and also briefly played with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers from
The Illinois native replaces Bill Cubit, who was fired by Western Michigan
following a 4-8 campaign in 2012.
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