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Dwayne Stephens departs MSU, becomes Western Michigan Head Coach

April 4, 2022
<p>Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens watches as the Spartans prepare for the Buckeyes on Mar. 3, 2022.</p>

Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens watches as the Spartans prepare for the Buckeyes on Mar. 3, 2022.

Photo by Devin Anderson-Torrez | The State News

After 19 seasons with the Spartans, Associate Head Coach Dwayne Stephens has accepted a head coaching position at Western Michigan.

Stephens held many responsibilities with the Spartans, including player development, scouting and recruiting. He has been recognized as one of the top recruiters in the nation, playing a large role in landing highly ranked recruits such as Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Adreian Payne.

Since Stephens joined the staff, the Spartans have won six Big Ten Championships, four Big Ten Tournament titles and several final fours all while never missing the NCAA tournament.

As a player at Michigan State, he was a four year letter winner that posted an 84-38 overall record with four postseason appearances, all while never missing a game.

The Spartans will now begin the search for someone to fill his role as the offseason gets underway. Fans' eyes have shifted toward former MSU assistant and Head Coach at Indiana and Georgia Tom Crean, who was recently let go from his head coaching job at Georgia.

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