'Tis the season for new head football coaches and that is the case for Grand Valley State University.

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Grand Valley State University 2022 Season Recap

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The GVSU Lakers had a great season with a record of 12-1. The Lakers were 6-0 in their conference and 6-0 on the road. One win was in the playoffs where the Lakers beat Northwest Missouri State 13-8. The only loss for the season was the second playoff game that was against Ferris State losing 24-21. All in all a great season for the team and the coaches.

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Normally with a record of 12-1, you are not hiring a new head coach, you are trying to make sure the coach stays.

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The Lakers were thrown a curveball on January 15 when head coach Matt Mitchell announced he would be leaving GVSU after 12 seasons. Mitchell had a record of 117-31 and led the Lakers to NCAA Division II semifinal appearances in 2014 and 2015. Mitchell took a job coaching outside linebackers and special teams on new Wisconsin coach Luke Fickell's staff.

Grand Valley State University Has a New Football Head Coach

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The Grand Valley State University athletic department didn't have to look very far in finding a new head coach. GVSU promoted Scott Wooster from the team's offensive line/tight end coach and run game coordinator to head coach. Wooster has been with the Lakers for three seasons.

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According to WOOD, Wooster is the 8th head coach in the history of the Laker football program.

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