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EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 29: Michigan State Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action during the first quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

After 13 seasons as head coach for the Spartans, Mark Dantonio has retired.

Dantonio, the all-time winningest coach in MSU history is leaving behind quite the legacy. Three Big Ten championships, a Rose Bowl win and an appearance in the 2015 College Football Playoff.

“Today marks one of the most difficult decisions that I have ever made here at Michigan State,” Dantonio said in his statement above. “I would first like to thank our fans, alumni, and our administration; both past and present staff and especially our current and past players and coaches for all their support, hard work and dedication over these past 13 years. You have truly helped make my dreams come true.

Dantonio plans to stay within the MSU athletic department “in a role involving special projects, especially transitioning our players, both current and incoming, to their next challenges.”

Mike Tressel has been named the team’s acting coach as the school searches for a replacement.

Congrats on the career Mark!

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