REPORT: Matt Mitchell joins Fickell’s staff as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach

Published: Jan. 15, 2023 at 8:52 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - According to ESPN college football writer, Pete Thamel, former Grand Valley State University head coach Matt Mitchell is joining Luke Fickell’s staff at Wisconsin as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.

In a press release on Sunday, the Grand Valley State athletic department said that Mitchell stepped down as head coach to pursue other coaching opportunities.

“I am so thankful to have been a part of the Grand Valley State football program and Grand Valley State University,” Mitchell said “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,” added Mitchell.

In his 13 seasons at Grand Valley State, Mitchell led the Lakers to the 2022 GLIAC Championship, a number one ranking in the AFCA and D2football national polls, and a berth in the NCAA Super Region 3 final. Mitchell finishes his time at GVSU with a 117-31 overall record, with seven NCAA DII Playoff appearances, two NCAA DII National Semifinal appearances and three GLIAC Championships.

His 117 wins rank second all-time in GVSU program history, Brian Kelly has the most with 118 wins.

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