Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck goes about his business as a head coach a little differently than other head coaches. The man behind a surprise 10-0 start for the Broncos uses his high energy, upbeat and positive demeanor to get the best out of his players.
Today, ESPN College GameDay invaded Western Michigan. Take a look at this short they made about the job Fleck is doing there.
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Fleck played his college football at Northern Illinois and briefly in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. After bouncing between a few different schools as a wide receivers coach, he landed the head coaching job at Western Michigan.
The 35 year old is 27-21 in his time at the school which goes back to 2013.
This appears to be the year that Fleck goes from dominating the MAC and makes a name for himself on a national scale. He has had the highest ranked recruiting class in the MAC every year since joining WMU and won Coach of the Year in 2014. His influence can be seen in the overall record since he joined the program.
The Broncos were 1-11 in Fleck’s first year, 8-5 his next two years, and have started the season 10-0 this season.
However, with great success at a small program, comes the temptation from bigger programs trying to lure a winning coach to their school. With a number of marquee jobs looking to hire a winner, how much longer can WMU hang on to coach Fleck?