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Western Michigan makes Fleck youngest head coach
 

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Western Michigan makes Fleck youngest head coach
  • Former Kaneland High School and NIU football player P.J. Fleck is the new head football coach at Western Michigan University. Fleck was the receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

    Former Kaneland High School and NIU football player P.J. Fleck is the new head football coach at Western Michigan University. Fleck was the receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Submitted file photo

Ralph D. Russo

Western Michigan has hired 32-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant P.J. Fleck, making him the youngest coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The school confirmed the hire Monday and said it was would introduce Fleck, who excelled as a player at Kaneland High School and later Northern Illinois, at a news conference Tuesday in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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