The Western Michigan football program has promoted Jessica Larmony from director of internal football operations to director of football operations, making Larmony one of the few women in the country to hold the position, the university announced on Tuesday.
Larmony has served on the staff of WMU head coach P.J. Fleck since Fleck took over ahead of the 2013 season. In her new role, she will be responsible for daily business management, team travel and logistics, working with support services throughout the athletic department and assisting with recruiting, camps and other team programs.
Previously, Larmony worked as a recruiting assistant at Rutgers, joining the Scarlet Knights while Fleck was a football team staff member.
WMU also announced its was adding Andy Howell as recruiting coordinator and director of player personnel. Howell previously worked as a college scouting assistant for the Cleveland Browns and was a part of the pro personnel staff of the New York Jets.
The Western Michigan Broncos finished the 2014 season 8-5 overall and 6-2 in the Mid-American Conference. In 2013, the team was 1-11 overall and 1-7 in conference. The team's record in their most recent season set a school and conference record for largest turnaround.
The Broncos open the 2015 season at home against Michigan State on Sept. 4.