Elmhurst College Head Football Coach Tim Lester Resigns
Syracuse came calling with an offer he couldn't refuse.
Elmhurst College head football Coach Tim Lester, who led the Bluejays to their most successful season in school history, has accepted a position as quarterbacks coach at Div. 1 Syracuse University in New York, according to the Syracuse University website.
Lester completed five seasons with Elmhurst College, culminating in the Bluejays' first-ever trip to the NCAA playoffs. The Bluejays earned their first post-season win and their best school record at 10-2.
Lester announced his resignation on Monday, Jan. 14. In an interview with D3football.com, Lester said:
“This is a very bittersweet day for me and my family. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time at Elmhurst but this is a tremendous opportunity that I could not pass up."
Lester hails from Western Michigan University, where he set numerous records as quarterback for the Broncos from 1996-99, according to the Syracuse Football website. He was named to the WMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
A search for a new Bluejays coach is underway.