CMU’s McElwain Named 2019 MAC Coach of the Year

MT. PLEASANT – First-year Central Michigan head coach Jim McElwain was named the 2019 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year on Wednesday.

In his first year with the Chippewas, McElwain has led CMU to the biggest turnaround in the FBS this fall. After going 1-11 a year ago, including 0-8 in the MAC, the Chippewas captured the MAC West title with an 8-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the MAC, securing their spot in the MAC championship game for the first time since 2009.

CMU sophomore Kalil Pimpleton earned All-MAC First Team honors at wide receiver and punt returner and was joined on the first team by junior wide receiver JaCorey Sullivan, sophomore linebacker Troy Brown and senior defensive lineman Sean Adesanya.

Junior tight end Tony Poljan and senior linebacker Michael Oliver were named to the All-MAC Second Team while senior running back Jonathan Ward and junior defensive lineman Robi Stuart earned All-MAC Third Team accolades.

CMU will face Miami (Ohio) in the MAC championship game at noon Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.

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