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GVSU Football Coach Matt Mitchell announces he is leaving the team


Taking job as offensive coordinator at Wisconsin

Grand Valley head football coach Matt Mitchell has announced his resignation from the university.

According to GVSU, Mitchell informed the University he is stepping down from his duties with the team to pursue other coaching opportunities.  

Mitchell is reportedly taking the job as Special Teams Coordinator at Division 1 school Wisconsin.  

Coach Mitchell leaves behind an impressive resume.  

The Lakers compiled a 117-31 record during his time leading the program. This past season, Mitchell guided the Lakers to the 2022 GLIAC Championship, a No. 1 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association and D2football national polls, and a berth in the NCAA Super Region 3 final.  

The Coach released this statement in part,  

"I am so thankful to have been a part of the Grand Valley State football program and Grand Valley State University." Mitchell went on to say, "Grand Valley State is a special place, and I built so many wonderful relationships with our players, current and former, our coaching staff, the athletics administration, the football alumni, and within the university. It was an honor to recruit and lead the young men that put so much time and effort into the culture that is Grand Valley State football."  

Director of Athletics Keri Becker said she will begin a search for the program's next head coach immediately

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