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    Bill Cubit
    Bill Cubit
    Position:
    Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks

    Experience:
    First Season - 2013

    12/18/2013

    Cubit Contract Extended Through 2015 Season

    Offensive coordinator sparked dramatic improvement in first season

    09/26/2013

    Illini Offense Makes Dramatic Turnaround under Cubit

    Illinois has gone from averaging 16.7 points per game in 2012 to 37.0 so far in 2013

    04/11/2013

    Orange and Blue Spring Game Notes & Links

    Illini to Scrimmage Under the Lights Friday Night on BTN

    03/09/2013

    A.J. Ricker Hired as Offensive Line Coach

    Former Western Michigan O-Line Coach Was on Cubit's Staff

    02/20/2013

    Mike Bellamy Promoted to Wide Receivers Coach

    Fighting Illini Great was Assistant Director for Player Personnel and Relations in 2012

    11/30/2013

    Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)

    Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)

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    Bill Cubit is in his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Illinois in 2013. He was hired in January 2013 following an eight-year stint as head coach at Western Michigan. Cubit led WMU to a 51-47 overall record and three bowls during his tenure in Kalamazoo.

    Cubit's 2011 Western Michigan squad set records for points (459), touchdowns (58), pass attempts (554), completions (369), passing yards (4,385), total yards (5,960), offensive plays (945), first downs (320), passing first downs (204), kick returns (63), kick return yardage (1,409) and total return yards (1,658). In 2010, two of his receivers (Juan Nunez and Jordan White) topped 1,000 yards in receiving, before White earned consensus All-America honors in 2011 while leading the nation in receiving yards and receptions.

    Cubit brings 32 years of coaching experience, including 17 years as a head coach on the collegiate and high school level. He spent seven years as an offensive coordinator at four NCAA Division I schools working the sidelines in five of the nation's premier conferences (Mid-American, Big East, Big 12, PAC-12 and Southeastern).

    Prior to returning to Western Michigan as head coach in 2004, Cubit served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Stanford in 2003, directing a Cardinal offense that ranked 28th in NCAA passing (247.3 yards per game). Prior to his time at Stanford, Cubit served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers (2001-02) and at Missouri in 2000.

    In his first stint at WMU from 1997-99, Cubit oversaw an offense that ranked in the NCAA Top 25 in passing offense, scoring offense and total offense in back-to-back seasons. In 1998, the Broncos were the nation's 20th-highest scoring team with an average of 32.7 points per game, and were 20th in the nation in 1999 with an average of 31.1 points per game. His quarterback during that period was Tim Lester, who finished fifth in NCAA career passing yards (11,299) and seventh in career touchdown passes (87).

    Cubit's head coaching experience includes five seasons (1992-96) at Division III Widener University in Philadelphia, Pa. He led the Pioneers to a 34-18-1 mark, two Middle American Conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances while twice being named conference coach of the year.

    Other collegiate stops for Cubit include two years (1990-91) as running backs coach at Akron, a season (1989) as quarterbacks coach at Florida, three seasons as assistant head coach (1985) and the secondary coach (1983-85) at Central Florida and two years (1975-76) coaching running backs and receivers at Swarthmore College. As a high school coach, Cubit compiled a nine-year record of 79-15-2 at three different programs - Martin County (Fla.), Academy Park (Pa.) and his alma mater, Sharon Hill.

    A Sharon Hill, Pa., native, Cubit (59 years old/DOB: 10-14-1953) earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Delaware in 1975. He played quarterback and wide receiver for the Blue Hens (1971-74), earning Associated Press All-America honorable mention in 1974. He also set school records for catches in a game (10) and a season (47), along with receiving yards in a season (787).

    In 1981, he earned a master's degree in education from Saint Joseph's University. Cubit and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children: Stacey - who was married on March 3, 2007 - Sheri and Ryan, who was married on Feb. 9, 2008. Cubit also has three grandchildren.

    THE CUBIT FILE

    Education: University of Delaware, bachelor's degree in business administration, 1975
    St. Joseph's University, master's degree in education, 1981
    Family: Wife: Nancy; Children: Stacey, Sheri and Ryan

    Previous Coaching Experience

    Years School Position
    2013- University of Illinois Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
    2005-12 Western Michigan University Head Coach (51-47)
    2003-04 Stanford University Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
    2001-02 Rutgers University Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
    2000 University of Missouri Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
    1997-99 Western Michigan University Offensive Coordinator
    1992-96 Widener University Head Coach (34-18-1)
    1990-91 Akron University Running Backs Coach
    1989 University of Florida Quarterbacks Coach
    1985 University of Central Florida Assistant Head Coach/Secondary Coach
    1983-84 University of Central Florida Secondary Coach
    1975-76 Swarthmore College Running Backs/Receivers Coach

    Updated July 2013

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