Mark Dantonio Heart Attack

Jerry Reth | September 19, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Mark Dantonio Heart Attack – The coach for Michigan State, Mark Dantonio, suffered a mild heart attack and was hospitalized just hours after he called an unexpected fake field goal to beat Notre Dame in overtime. At 54 years old, Dantino has been in reportedly good health after having a stint placed in his veins to open up a blocked blood vessel that led to his heart. He is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days while he is evaluated by doctors. In his absence, the team’s offensive coordinator, Don Treadwell, will take over all of the duties of head coach until he returns.


The Spartans unexpected victory over Notre Dame was the first sign of a season that showed a lot of promise. It is unfortunate that Dantonio suffered the heart attack at the beginning of what looked to be a very promising season for the team. The symptoms of his heart attack started at around 12:30 AM according to sources, and Dantonio felt a squeezing sensation in his chest.

He was quickly taken to a hospital and was treated. The victory is among the best that the school has seen in recent years. Dantonio had called a very risky play to win the game in overtime, when most thought that he would go for the field goal. Had the field goal had been missed; he would have been heavily criticized for his decision. It will be interesting to see how quickly he is able to recover and return to his team.

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