1 goal is to have a lifelong-lasting relationship with our players that all our coaches would have. Some programs have that appeal, while others focus strictly on victories and nothing more. Powered by.  After losing to third-ranked Oregon in the season's second game, the Spartans reeled off nine wins in their next 10 games. Mark Dantonio married his wife, Becky, in 1990. Blackwell, who runs Sound Mind Sound Body football camps, was hired in 2013. Michigan State was ranked #4 in the final BCS standings, its highest rank since the BCS's inception. On February 4, 2020, Dantonio announced he would be stepping down as head coach of the Michigan State football team. "Absolutely. The Bearcats finished the season on a winning note with a 32–14 win over Marshall in the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl. On October 8, 2011, Dantonio signed a contract extension that made him a “Spartan for life.” In 2014, he earned the second-highest salary among college football coaches, due largely to a retention bonus. The 2018 season featured a number of low-scoring games as MSU's stout defense, ranked in the national top ten in six categories, was offset by an oft-struggling offense that finished in the bottom 20 nationally in six categories. The victories propelled Michigan State into the top 25. 18 Washington State, 42-17", "Final stats show the dichotomy of Michigan State football's 2018 season", "MSU's Mark Dantonio shuffles staff, names new offensive coordinator", "Michigan State football's collapse to Illinois follows same old pattern in final minutes", "Michigan State football struggles because they get trounced in fourth quarters these days", "Michigan State Football: 3 takeaways from Pinstripe Bowl win over Wake Forest", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mark_Dantonio&oldid=984057679, South Carolina Gamecocks football players, Youngstown State Penguins football coaches, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 22:23. He was arrested but no charges were filed. , On September 21, 2019, with his 110th victory, Dantonio became the winningest head coach in MSU football surpassing Duffy Daugherty. During the Buckeyes' 2002 National Championship season, Ohio State ranked second nationally in scoring defense and third in rushing defense. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. To all Spartans: Thank you for everything. Mark Dantonio Family How old is Mark Dantonio? Mark is of Italian descent. He attended the University of South Carolina and earned three letters as a defensive back for Coach Jim Carlen for the Gamecocks 1976-78. After coming up just short in a rematch with Wisconsin, MSU was selected to play in the Outback Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs. On December 5, 2010, MSU announced that the Spartans were selected to play in the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2011, against Alabama (ranked 15th in the BCS standings). Mark also has two children, both daughters together with his wife whom they have named as Kristen and Lauren.