Lawrence Tech is getting back in the football business.
The Southfield school, which last fielded a team 70 years ago, hired Jeff Duvendeck as head coach for a team scheduled to begin competing in the 2018 season. Tech intends to join the Mid-States Football Association of the NAIA in the fall of 2019.
Duvendeck was a graduate assistant under Mark Dantonio at Michigan State and offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Northern Michigan. He was a running back at Central Michigan.