The Red Grange Bowl features the top two nonscholarship teams in the National Junior College Athletic Association. On Thursday, Western Michigan football coach Tim Lester took part in the festivities at a special banquet.
The event was $25 and it took place at the Hilton in Lisle, Illinois. Lester was able to share some unique stories from his first season as the head coach of the Broncos.
The Red Grange Bowl was held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at College of DuPage. All proceeds from tickets went to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Lester went 6-6 in his first season at the helm of his alma mater. He was a Western Michigan quarterback and set 17 school records from 1996-99.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Lester played professionally in the Arena Football League. He started coaching at his old high school, Wheaton Warrenville South, in 2000.
Lester had previously the head coach on the Division III and Division II level at Saint Joseph's and Elmhurst. Before taking the WMU head coaching job, he was an assistant at Syracuse and Purdue.
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