ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Matt Mitchell is stepping down as the head football coach at Grand Valley State University after 13 seasons. Mitchell is leaving this system to be an assistant coach at Wisconsin.
This season, Mitchell led the Lakers to an ideal 11-0 common season, together with a GLIAC Championship. It marked the third convention title of his tenure. He additionally led the Lakers to seven NCAA D-II Playoff appearances and two appearances within the National Semifinal.
His 117 wins are second all-time in GVSU historical past, behind Hall of Fame coach Brian Kelly, who gained 118 video games whereas on the helm of the Lakers.
“I’m so grateful to have been part of the Grand Valley State football program and Grand Valley State University,” Mitchell stated in a press release. “Grand Valley State is a particular place, and I constructed so many fantastic relationships with our gamers, present and former, our teaching workers, the athletics administration, the football alumni, and throughout the University. It was an honor to recruit and lead the younger males that put a lot effort and time into the tradition that’s Grand Valley State football.”
“We deeply recognize the management Matt Mitchell has supplied during the last 13 years as the head coach of our football program,” GVSU Athletic Director Keri Becker stated in a press release. “He developed relationships that may final a lifetime and applied a robust tradition of brotherhood and mentorship that gave our student-athletes one of the best probability for achievement on and off the sphere. He assisted our gamers in succeeding not solely on the taking part in area, but additionally in life.”
The college says Becker will start a seek for GVSU’s new head coach instantly.