Mark Dantonio: Michigan State Coach Undergoes Heart Surgery

Michigan State beat Notre Dame last night 34-31 in overtime. When the came finally come to a close, the excitement was obvious on and off the field. However, Michigan State head coach suffered a heart attack not long after the game was complete. A MSU representative indicated on Sunday afternoon that Coach Mark Dantonio was doing well and was expected to make a full recovery.

The coach underwent a cardiac cauterization procedure early this morning after experiencing many of the symptoms consistent with a heart attack. The coach started experiencing troubles shortly after the post-game news conference which was sometime near 12:30 AM. MSU released a statement indicating that the procedure was minor but that offensive coordinator Don Treadwill will take on the head coaching duties until Dantonio recovers. According to various sources, Coach Mark Dantonio is 54 years old.

However, as many people experience heart attacks at a much younger age than Dantonio’s, the results are often the same. A damaged heart is dangerous even though Dantonio’s heart attack was said to be minor in intensity. Coach Treadwell said that the team would carry on with Coach Dantonio in their prayers. The Spartans are 3-0 and host Northern Colorado this weekend without their head coach Mark Dantonio on the sidelines.


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