Michigan State Career

Coach Mark Dantonio was the Head Football Coach at Michigan State University from 2007 to 2019, presiding over one of the most successful eras in the program’s history. He led the Michigan State Spartans to three Big Ten Conference championships and eight victories over archrival Michigan in 13 years.

Dantonio led the Spartans to the school’s first bowl game win since 2001, in the 2012 Outback Bowl.

In 2013, he coached Michigan State to its first 13-win season and the program’s fifth trip to the Rose Bowl where they defeated Stanford and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the nation. This was the second time a Big Ten team reached the 13-win mark, the previous being Ohio State’s national championship season in 2002, where Dantonio was the defensive coordinator. The 2013 season also marked the first time a Big Ten team won nine conference games each by double digits.

In 2015, Dantonio became the first head coach in Big Ten history to achieve at least 11 wins in five of six seasons. On December 6, 2015, Dantonio’s Spartans qualified for the College Football Playoff for the first time in the program’s history.

On September 21, 2019, with his 110th victory, Dantonio became the winningest Head Coach in MSU football history surpassing Duffy Daugherty.

On February 4, 2020, Dantonio announced he would be retiring as the Head Coach of the Michigan State football team after 13 seasons and 114 wins.