Western Michigan fires head football coach Tim Lester

Western Michigan head football coach Tim Lester fired after six seasons at the helm, the school announced on Monday. Lester was 37-32 overall, including a 5-7 record in 2022, and went to three bowl games.

“The upcoming college football playoff expansion and the incredible foundation for success we have within our football program provides an exciting national opportunity for Bronco Football,” AD Dan Bartholomae said in a statement. It is imperative that we seize this opportunity by pursuing a new direction within our football program. Western Michigan University can set the standard for football in the MAC, which in turn will position us for success in the new and evolving college football landscape. We will immediately embark on a search to welcome a leader that shares this aspirational vision.”

Lester was hired in 2017 after one season at Purdue and three at Syracuse. WMU signed him to a contract extension in December 2018 after earning the Broncos a spot in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Lester was a QB at Western Michigan during his playing days before getting into coaching.

 

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