Former MSU offensive coordinator Don Treadwell will return to East Lansing next season.

Treadwell, who spent between 2007 and 2010 with the Spartans, will fill the new position of freshmen head coach in addition to helping coach defensive backs and special teams.

Today's announcement marks the fifth time head coach Mark Dantonio and Treadwell will coach together.

"Don was a part of our first Big Ten Championship and double-digit win season in 2010 and was the person in charge during my absence that year," Dantonio said in a university release.

The Spartans hope to gain from Treadwell's experience on both sides of the ball. While at Michigan State, his 2010 season offense finished top five in rushing, passing, scoring and overall offense.

As far as his new position working with freshman, Dantonio has faith in Treadwell's ability to connect with young players.

"I feel that our younger players will benefit from having another mentor who can help them adjust to all of the different aspects of playing at a collegiate level," Dantonio continued.

Treadwell comes off of four seasons with Kent State where he served as wide receivers coach for one season and offensive coordinator for three.

On the opportunity to coach defensively, Treadwell said "I’m like a kid in a candy store," adding, "you’re always studying defense as an offensive coach, because you almost have to be an expert to a degree to know what to do to attack it".

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