The Tim Lester era at Western Michigan University has begun.
Friday the school announced the hiring of the 39-year old Lester who previously served as a quarterbacks coach for Purdue this past season. Prior to his time with the Boilermakers Lester was an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Syracuse from 2013 to 2015.
Western Michigan University has announced Tim Lester as Head Football Coach. pic.twitter.com/PVy1bSwVz5
— WMU Football (@WMU_Football) January 13, 2017
Today’s announcement comes as a homecoming for Lester who not only worked as a quarterbacks coach for the Broncos in 2005, he was also the team’s quarterback from 1996-1999. During his time in Kalamazoo as a player, Lester threw for 11,299 career passing yards good for fourth in FBS history at that time. Lester also accumulated 89 touchdowns during his four years with Western while setting 17 University and Mid-American records.
Lester replaces the team’s former head coach P.J. Fleck who was recently hired away by Minnesota after a 13-1 record in 2016.
H/t: Detroit Free Press