Scott Reed - Spartan Digest

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week following his teams win over No. 7 ranked Oregon.

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week by officials of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Monday.

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio also received honors following his teams big win over Oregon on Saturday night as he was named The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week.

The Dodd Coach of the Week Award honors the football coach whose program embodies the award’s three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity, while also having success on the field.

Michigan State defeated No. 7 Oregon 31-28 on Saturday night in front of a large primetime audience and a packed Spartan Stadium.

Off the field Dantonio and the Spartans football program have been very active in many different community activities and in the classroom, Spartan student athletes have also been extremely successful.

The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1A) head football coach whose program represents the highest ideals on and off the field.

Michigan State will host Air Force on Saturday with a noon kickoff in front of a national television audience.  The Falcons are 2-0 on the season and are coming off a 37-16 win over San Jose State.


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