Ryan Cubit
Position: Assistant Coach-Quarterbacks/Co-Offensive Coordinator
Alma Mater: Western Michigan
Graduating Year: 2006
Phone: (269) 387-8636
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Recruiting Area(s): SE Florida, Kalamazoo & Portage

Ryan Cubit was named the Broncos' quarterbacks coach on January 30, 2009 and added the responsibility of co-offensive coordinator prior to the 2012 campaign.  He served one season as an offensive graduate assistant and worked closely with WMU's corp of quarterbacks and helped the unit experience an unprecedented level of success in 2008.

Alex Carder rewrote the single season and single game record book in 2011, passing for a program record 3,873 yards as a junior.  He twice set the single game passing record for yards with 548 against Toledo and 479 against Connecticut.  Carder had the second best completion percentage in a season in a 2011 with .657 and led the MAC in passing, ranking fifth in the country.  Carder also set the mark for 400-yard passing games with a total of five in 2011.  He set a WMU and MAC record for TD passes in a game with seven at Toledo.

When Carder couldn't go against Akron, Tyler Van Tubbergen stepped in throwing for 252 yards and six TDs on 19-for-21 passing.

In a season that where there was a new starting quarterback for the first time since 2007, Carder stepped into the role nicely.  The sophomore threw for the third highest total in school history (3,334 yds) and became only the third Bronco signal caller to throw 30 or more TDs in a season.  Carder, who was selected Third Team All-MAC, broke the single-season record for completions in a game (43) and total offensive plays (567).

Under Cubit's guidance, the WMU passing offense ranked 16th in the country and led the MAC at 285.75 yards per game.

In 2009, Tim Hiller rewrote the WMU career passing and total offense record book, finishing with 11,329 passing yards, 1,607 attempts, 1,013 completions, 99 TDs, a 63.0 career completion percentage, 11,220 yards of total offense and 1,773 total offensive plays - all new WMU career records.  He also became the first Bronco and only the fourth QB in MAC history to throw for 3,000 yards in three-consecutive seasons.

The numbers put up by Hiller are a testament to the Cubit-ran offense and Ryan’s emphasis on the techniques needed to be successful in that offense. Hiller posted career numbers in 2008, breaking the single-season record for passing yards (3,725), touchdowns (36) completions (339) and attempts (522). He led the Mid-American Conference in those categories as well as in completion percentage (64.9 percent), which was the third-highest in a season at WMU.

Cubit finished his playing career at WMU tied for the career completion percentage record (60.2) and ranked fifth all-time in career passing yards (4,729). He is also tied for seventh for completions in a game (29 against Northern Illinois in 2006 and Eastern Michigan in 2004) and has the eighth and ninth-best single-season completion percentages, 61.4 in 2006 and 60.2 in 2005.

After earning his bachelors degree in business management in 2006, Cubit began work on his MBA the following Fall semester.  While in class, Cubit led the Broncos to their first bowl appearance since 1988, taking WMU to the inaugural International Bowl in Toronto.  He racked up 2,138 yards and 16 passing touchdowns during his final playing season with the Broncos.

Cubit signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) after his college career. He joined the WMU staff prior to the 2008 season and worked as an offensive graduate assistant. His time was mainly spent with the Bronco quarterbacks in order to communicate the many nuances of Western Michigan’s intricate offensive schemes and game plans during practice sessions and from the coaching booth during games.

Ryan (30/DOB: 10-7-82) married the former Mandy Turowski on Feb. 9, 2008.  They have two daughters, Lila and Claire.



2011   Alex Carder   Quarterback   Second
2010   Alex Carder   Quarterback   Third
2009   Tim Hiller   Quarterback   Second
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