After 13 seasons at the helm of Michigan State, head football coach Mark Dantonio has decided to step down. He released a statement on social media on Tuesday.
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
Dantonio spent 16 seasons as a head coach, including three years with the Cincinnati Bearcats before spending the rest of his time at Michigan State. He posted a 132-74 record in his career.
In his 13 seasons at Michigan State, he reached a bowl game 11 times, winning six of them. From 2013-2015, Dantonio and the Spartans lost just five total games. They made the College Football Playoff in 2015. Over the last two seasons, Michigan State finished 7-6.
The school hasn’t announced who the future replacement is at this time. Dantonio will have a new position for work in the Michigan State Athletic Department.