Michigan State has officially hired its new defensive line coach.

Wednesday afternoon, the Spartans announced the hiring of Marco Coleman to be the next defensive line coach and run game coordinator. He comes from Georgia Tech, where he spent the last three seasons working as the outside linebackers and defensive ends coach.

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Before taking the job at Georgia Tech in 2019, Coleman was an assistant defensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders for one season (2018).

Coleman played college football at Georgia Tech and was a first-round selection in the 1992 NFL Draft, selected No. 12 overall. He went on to enjoy a career that exceeded a decade in the league, playing for the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos.

Michigan State’s defense struggled at times during the 2021 season, but the defensive line did a solid job of pressuring the quarterback. By the end of the year, Michigan State led the B1G in sacks with 43 and ranked second in tackles for loss, collecting 85.

Coleman’s experience in the NFL and working at Georgia Tech should translate well to East Lansing.