Several Coaching Staff Roles Shift
Postgame Quotes - Illinois vs. Penn State, November 22, 2014
Ryan Cubit is in his first year as an assistant coach on the Illinois staff as the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator, and second year overall at Illinois in 2015. He spent the 2014 season on the Fighting Illini staff as the director of football student-athlete development.
With the addition of Ryan Cubit, his father, Bill, will remain as offensive coordinator while also coaching running backs. Alex Golesh will take over as special teams coordinator while also coaching the tight ends and specialists. The younger Cubit takes on the recruiting coordinator role.
Cubit joined the Illinois staff prior to the 2013 season and served two years as director of football student-athlete development. In that role, he oversaw all on-campus activities of student-athletes in the Illinois football program, while also managing all on-campus admissions for incoming freshmen and transfers. The Cubits are the first father-son duo on the coaching staff in the history of the Illini football program.
As a player at Western Michigan, Cubit helped engineer the golden age of offense for the Broncos from 2008-12, guiding Alex Carder to ta record-setting campaign in 2011 that included 3,873 yards passing and five games of 400-plus passing yards. Carder was the fourth consecutive All-Mid-American Conference honoree under Cubit, as he earned the award in 2010 and 2011 after Tim Hiller was named to the All-MAC teams in 2008 and 2009.
As a player, Cubit finished his career tied for the career completion percentage record at WMU (60.2 percent) and was fifth in career passing yards (4,729). He played three seasons in Kalamazoo after starting his career at Rutgers. Cubit graduated with a degree in business administration in 2006 and completed a master's of business administration in 2008. He led WMU to its first bowl berth in nearly 20 years as he guided the Broncos to the 2007 International Bowl.
Cubit has two daughters, Lila and Claire.
Updated April 2015