By Matt Buck
KALAMAZOO, MI (1660 THE FAN) - Western Michigan University has announced today it has terminated the contract of WMU head football coach Bill Cubit. In eight seasons with WMU, Cubit carried a 51-47 record but failed to win a bowl game in his tenure.
Along with Cubit, the entire WMU football coaching staff will not return.
WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard said in a statement the mission of Bronco football has not changed despite the changes at the coaching position.
"Although this is a time of transition, the expectations of our department remain the same," Beauregard said. "Our vision and mission is winning division and conference titles and growing our number of postseason bowls. We continue to value student-athlete success academically and expect them to be great citizens in this community.”
The team will begin searching for a new head coach immediately, though WMU Athletics Director of Media Relations Mat Kanan said there is no early favorite for the coaching position.
Cubit boasts the fifth-most wins in WMU football history and the second-most Mid-American Conference wins in program history.