Michigan State announced the hiring of Diron Reynolds on Wednesday afternoon.

Reynolds will serve as the Spartans’ next defensive line coach. He arrives in East Lansing after a 7-year stint at Stanford in the same role. He also has extensive NFL experience and has coached at Oklahoma.

“I’ve known Diron Reynolds for more than 15 years – he’s one of the best coaches in the business,” head coach Mel Tucker said in the release. “He has an impressive pedigree having worked for some of the top coaches in all of football, including Tony Dungy, Leslie Frazier, David Shaw and Jim Caldwell, and has coached in both the Super Bowl and College Football Playoff.

“He also has developed players at the highest level, from mentoring future NFL Draft picks to working daily with Pro Bowlers in the NFL. Diron is a family man with great character who will be relentless in leading and motivating our players on and off the field. I’m thrilled about this hire and can’t wait to start working with him.”

Reynolds replaces Marco Coleman, who left the program earlier this offseason to take the same role at Georgia Tech (his alma mater).

Michigan State’s defensive line will be aiming to take a big step forward in 2023. The Spartans allowed 4.29 yards per rush last season, which ranked 12th in the Big Ten.