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.