Fleck signs six-year extension, now MAC’s highest-paid coach

Posted at 8:23 PM, Dec 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-18 20:23:46-05

BOISE, Idaho — Two years to the day after first being introduced as Western Michigan’s head football coach, P.J. Fleck has agreed to stay for six more.

The Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year signed a six-year contract extension with the university on Thursday, keeping the coach in Kalamazoo through 2020 — and making him the MAC’s highest-paid coach by guaranteeing him $800,000 in annual compensation.

Fleck, 34, just led the Broncos to the biggest one-year turnaround in conference history, going from 1-11 in 2013 to 8-4 this season.

WMU now tries for their first bowl win ever on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Air Force. Kickoff is set for 5:45 p.m. Michigan time. The game will air on ESPN.