Longtime Michigan State assistant for Mark Dantonio lands new gig as OC
A former Michigan State assistant coach has landed a new gig.
Brett McMurphy of Stadium reported on Friday afternoon that former Michigan State quarterbacks coach Dave Warner will be the new offensive coordinator at UTEP. He was not retained by head coach Mel Tucker after Mark Dantonio stepped down following the 2019 football season.
UTEP head football coach Dana Dimel made the announcement official with a statement on Friday.
“Dave is going to be a great communicator for our offense and our quarterbacks,” Dimel said. “He brings a ton of experience to our football program as offensive coordinator. He did a tremendous job at Michigan State for so many years and was such a huge help in our time together coaching at previous stops. He will be a great addition to the staff helping progress the program to where we want to be.”
Warner served on Dantonio’s staff in East Lansing from 2007-19 in multiple roles. He first started his run with the Spartans as the quarterbacks coach from 2007-12. He was then promoted to co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach, a position he held from 2013-18.
In 2019, as Dantonio reshuffled his staff because of continued offensive struggles, Warner reverted back to coaching the quarterbacks. That would mark his final season at Michigan State.
Warner will bring over 35 years of college coaching experience to the UTEP staff.