WMU: Track & cross country coach Kelly Lycan on leave

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — One of Western Michigan University’s head coaches has been placed on paid administrative leave, a university spokesperson confirmed to 24 Hour News 8.

The university is not saying why track and cross country coach Kelly Lycan is on leave, or when the decision was made. A WMU spokesperson refused to elaborate, saying it’s a personnel matter and they cannot comment.

Kalamazoo police, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office and WMU campus police all said they are not actively investigating Lycan.

24 Hour News 8 was unable to reach Lycan for comment.

Lycan has coached the women’s track and field and cross country teams since 2001. His bio on wmubroncos.com says that since he was named head coach, Western has won 20 Mid-American Conference relay titles and 49 individual titles.

WMU’s team was competing Friday in the indoor MAC Championships without Lycan. The assistant coach has stepped up to fill his role.



Kelly Lycan’s bio on wmubroncos.com

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