Lester makes changes to WMU football staff

Published 3:55 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan head football coach Tim Lester has announced changes to the Bronco coaching staff.

Second year wide receiver coach Ashton Aikens and first year cornerbacks coach Nick Sanchez have been relieved of their duties and will not have their contracts renewed for next season.

“I’d like to thank both Ashton Aikens and Nick Sanchez for their time with our program,” Lester said. “To continue to move Western Michigan forward these were areas we identified where we needed change. I wish both Ashton and Nick the best in their future endeavors.”

Western Michigan finished the 2018 season with a 7-6 overall record, going 5-3 in the Mid-American Conference to finish second in the West Division. The Broncos were bowl eligible for the fifth consecutive season and faced BYU in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Western Michigan signed the best recruiting class in the MAC for the second-straight year under Lester. The Broncos’ 20 commits during the December signing period was ranked No. 1 in the conference by 247Sports.com.