Beckman adds Cubit's son to staff
CHAMPAIGN — Another Cubit is on Tim Beckman’s staff at Illinois now.
Ryan Cubit, the son of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit, was named the director of football student-athlete development Friday. The younger Cubit was a quarterback in college, spending two seasons at Rutgers when his dad was the Scarlet Knights’ offensive coordinator, before transferring to Western Michigan. He played at Western Michigan from 2004 to ’06, with his dad serving as the Broncos’ head coach his final two seasons.
Cubit played one collegiate game at Memorial Stadium, throwing for 273 yards in a 2004 game that saw Illinois edge Western Michigan 30-27. After his playing career ended, he served as an assistant at Western Michigan under his dad, becoming the quarterbacks coach in 2009 and
co-offensive coordinator in 2012.
The 31-year-old Cubit will have new job responsibilities with his position at Illinois. He will oversee all on-campus activities that players in the Illinois football program take part in, along with managing and coordinating all on-campus admissions for incoming freshmen and transfers. Other tasks he will perform include preliminary transcript evaluations for those prospective recruits, managing all official and unofficial visits for recruits and serving as football admissions coordinator.