Mark Dantonio Steps Down As Michigan State Head Football Coach
Tuesday afternoon Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio took to Twitter to make the announcement that he will be stepping down from his position.
To all Spartans: Thank you for everything. You have truly helped my dreams come true. pic.twitter.com/uKkubvp1cW
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) February 4, 2020
“Today marks one of the most difficult decisions that I have ever made here at Michigan State,” Dantonio said in his statement.
He has been the head coach since 2007, amassing a record of 114-57, becoming the winningest head coach in Spartan football history.
In the 2019-2020 season, MSU finished 7-6 with a win over Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Dantonio won the Big Ten title in 2010, 2013 and 2015. They also made it to the College Football Playoff in 2015 and won the Rose Bowl in 2014.
In the letter he posted on Twitter he also adds, “It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve as the head football coach at Michigan State University. I will forever be a Spartan.”
He also says that his plan is to stay on within the university and athletic department in a role involving special projects, mostly with transitioning of Michigan State football players to their next challenges.