The Michigan State University football program has lost another member. Geoff Martzen, who previously held the title of chief of staff, announced his resignation via Twitter:
In the last couple weeks I’ve resigned from my job at MSU, moved back to my favorite state in the country, married my best friend, and now I’m hopping on a plane to Croatia. Ecstatic to turn my focus to being a husband, better dad, and a bad amateur sports better. Be happy! pic.twitter.com/P8KKMciz5Z— Geoff Martzen (@geoffmartzen) July 6, 2021
Based on the tweet from Martzen, the move is related to his family situation, and it is implied that he informed MSU a few weeks back. Martzen’s departure follows another staff member who recently left the program, as former director of player personnel Scott Aligo left for a different position at Kansas.
Martzen’s LinkedIn profile shows that he is a 2011 graduate of Fresno State University in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Prior to his time in East Lansing, Martzen served as the director of player personnel at Colorado State (2015 to 2017), UCLA (2018), and the University of Colorado (2019). Martzen made the move to Michigan State along with Coach Tucker in February of 2020.
The chief of staff position at Michigan State appears to be responsible for oversight and management of the football program’s support staff. According to the official website for Michigan State Athletics, the support staff includes over 30 members, including strength and conditioning coach Jason Novak, newly hired director of player personnel Saeed Khalid, director of player engagement Darien Harris, multiple analysts, the creative department and other staff.