Don Treadwell
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMiami (OH)
ConferenceMid-American Conference
Biographical details
BornJune 10, 1960
Playing career
1978–1981Miami (OH)
Position(s)Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Youngstown State (OC)
Miami (OH) (RB/WR)
Cincinnati (WR)
Stanford (RB)
Boston College (co-OC/QB/WR)
North Carolina State (RB)
Michigan State (WR)
Ball State (OC/WR)
Cincinnati (OC)
Michigan State (OC)
Miami (OH)
Head coaching record

Don Treadwell (born June 10, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Miami University. Treadwell previously served as the offensive coordinator at Michigan State University, where he also acted as interim head coach after Mark Dantonio suffered a heart attack during the 2010 season.

Early life and playing careerEdit

Treadwell was born on June 10, 1960 and attended Oberlin High School where he played on the football team as a quarterback.[1] He attended college at Miami University, where he played on the football team as a starting wide receiver from 1978 to 1981.[1] He was named to the All-Mid-American Conference first team as a junior.[1] He graduated from Miami with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1982.[1]

Assistant coaching careerEdit

Treadwell began his coaching career at Youngstown State University under head coach Jim Tressel. From 1986–1991 he served different stints as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs coach.[1] During his time at Youngstown, Treadwell coached alongside defensive coordinator Mark Dantonio, whom he would later work for at Cincinnati and Michigan State. He also held assistant coaching positions at Miami (Ohio), Stanford, Boston College, North Carolina State, a separate stint at Michigan State, and Ball State.[1] He returned to Michigan State University in 2007 to take over as offensive coordinator, and he employed a balanced attack.[1] After head coach Mark Dantonio suffered a heart attack on September 19, 2010, Treadwell filled in during the interim. He led Michigan State to victories over Northern Colorado and 11th-ranked Wisconsin.[1] After the win over the Badgers, named Treadwell the National Coordinator of the Week.[1]

Head coaching careerEdit

On December 31, 2010, Miami University hired alumnus Treadwell as its head coach.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Miami RedHawks (Mid-American Conference) (2011–present)
2011 Miami 4–8 3–5 T–4th (East)
2012 Miami 4–8 3–5
Miami: 8–16 6–10
Total: 8–16


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Player Bio: Don Treadwell, Michigan State University, retrieved January 2, 2011.
  2. Michigan State's Don Treadwell named head football coach at Miami-Ohio,, December 31, 2010.

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