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Bill Cubit ( ) (born October 14, 1953, in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvaniamarker) is currently the head coach of the Western Michigan Universitymarker Broncos football team.

Coaching career

Cubit was named head coach on December 4, 2004, succeeding former head coach Gary Darnell. Cubit turned around a program that was 1–10 the prior season and had three losing seasons in a row to a 7–4 record, the biggest one season turnaround in Mid-American Conference (MAC) history and the second largest one year turnaround in 2005 Division I-A football. For his efforts, Cubit was named the 2005 MAC Coach of the Year.

Cubit was previously the offensive coordinator for the Broncos under Darnell from 1997–1999. The two had previously worked together on the staff of Floridamarker in 1989. He also spent time as the offensive coordinator at Stanfordmarker, Missourimarker and Rutgersmarker; and five seasons as head coach at Division III Widener Universitymarker in Philadelphia.

Cubit led Western Michigan to the International Bowl on January 6, 2007. This was the first bowl game for Western Michigan since 1988, when the team played in the California Raisin Bowl. The Broncos fell to the University of Cincinnati Bearcatsmarker 27–24.

After a 9-win season in 2008, Cubit lead WMU to the Texas Bowl against Rice University that WMU lost 38–14. The nine wins ties a school record for victories in a season, which had also been accomplished in 1988 and 2000.

Personal

Cubit attended Sharon Hill High School. He graduated from the University of Delawaremarker in 1973 with a B.S. in Business, and later earned his M.A. in Education in 1979 from Saint Joseph's Universitymarker. While at Delaware, Cubit played wide receiver and quarterback for the Blue Hens football team.

His son, Ryan Cubit, was a three-year starter at quarterback for the WMU football team from 2004–2006. Ryan is currently the quarterbacks coach on the WMU coaching staff.

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