P.J. Fleck Named WMU Head Football Coach

Less than 24 hours after his wife gave birth to their first daughter, P.J. Fleck was named the next head football coach at Western Michigan University.

Fleck, 32,  was introduced at a 3 p.m. press conference on Tuesday after he and his wife Tracie  welcomed a daughter, Paisley, late Monday night.

WMU’s hiring of Fleck makes him the youngest head coach in major college football in a program that has seen its ups and downs.  Western Michigan went 4-8 last season and 2-6 in the MAC.

“I’ve always loved the underdog role,” Fleck said at Tuesday’s press conference. “We’re always gonna play that role at Western Michigan.”

The Northern Illinois grad previously served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers coach.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s