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Coach Izzo

* Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame September 9, 2016
* U.S. Basketball Writers Association "Dean Smith Award" (2016)
* Eight-Time National Coach of the Year
* 2000 NCAA National Championship
* Eight Big Ten & Five Big Ten Tournament Championships
* Seven Final Four Appearances
* Big Ten-record 21 straight NCAA Tournament Appearances
* 20 NBA Draft Picks, Including Eleven First-Rounders
* Eleven All-Americans, Two Academic All-Americans
* Graduates 85% of Players that Complete Eligibility
* Longest Serving Active Big Ten Men's Basketball Coach
* One of Three Coaches All-Time with Eight Big Ten Titles
* MSU's All-Time Winningest Coach

Coaching Staff

Associate Head Coach Dwayne Stephens is in his 16th season as an assistant coach at Michigan State, and his seventh as associate head coach. Stephens’ many responsibilities include player development, scouting and recruiting. He’s worked closely with eight Spartans selected in the last seven NBA Drafts, including six front court players (Draymond Green, Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson, Deyonta Davis, Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr.). Bridges was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2017-18 and was a consensus Second-Team All-American selection. Jackson was the first Big Ten player since 2007 to be named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. Davis developed into an NBA draftee after just one season. Dawson finished his career as MSU’s all-time leader in blocked shots. Payne developed into a two-time All-Big Ten performer and a first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Under Stephens’ tutelage, Green was the 2012 NABC Division I Player of the Year, a Consensus First-Team All-American and won Big Ten Player of the Year honors. Green also finished his career as MSU’s all-time leading rebounder, leading the conference in rebounding as a senior at 10.6 rpg, after finishing third in the league as a sophomore and junior. Spartan center Paul Davis was a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, including earning first-team all-conference and Associated Press honorable mention All-America honors in 2003-04, while finishing among the top 10 scorers and rebounders in MSU history. The Spartans led the nation in rebounding in 2009, 2010, 2016 and 2018, and have paced the Big Ten in eight of his 15 seasons.

Associate Head Coach Dane Fife is in his eighth season as at Michigan State, working closely with the Spartan perimeter players. He was named associate head coach prior to the start of the 2018-19 season after seven years as an assistant coach.
Over the last two years, Fife worked with Miles Bridges, who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the lottery of the 2018 NBA Draft and was a consensus Second-Team All-American selection and Cassius Winston who was the Big Ten Player of the Year and First Team All-American this past season. In 2017-18, MSU led the nation in assists per game (19.1) and ranked No. 2 in the country in total assists (670), while handing out the second-most assists in a single season in school history. In 2015-16, Fife helped guide Denzel Valentine to National Player of the Year honors, while Bryn Forbes earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors. Valentine was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the lottery of the 2016 NBA Draft, while Forbes signed a free-agent contract with the San Antonio Spurs. On the court, MSU led the nation in assists per game (20.5), while setting school single-season records for assists (719) and made 3-pointers (321). One year earlier, Travis Trice and Valentine earned All-Big Ten honors. In 2013-14, Gary Harris earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors and was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, one season after becoming the first Spartan to ever be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Keith Appling and Valentine were honorable mention honorees in 2014. For Appling, who entered MSU as a shooting guard, he earned All-Big Ten honors three straight seasons after developing as a point guard.

Assistant Coach Mike Garland is in his second stint on the Spartan bench, with the 2018-19 campaign marking his 19th season at Michigan State. He returned to East Lansing for the 2007-08 season, having previously served as an assistant at MSU for seven seasons from 1996-2003. In his time at MSU, Garland has helped coach the Spartans to 17 NCAA Tournaments, eight Big Ten Championships, five Big Ten Tournament Championships, six Final Fours and one National Championship. In fact, he has been on staff for every Big Ten Championship the Spartans have won under Tom Izzo. He excels in self-scouting and individual player improvement. His instruction led to six Spartans being selected in the NBA Draft during a three-year span from 2000-02. In total, he has worked with 18 Spartans who have been selected in the draft, including eight in the last seven seasons. “Mike is someone who was here through our championship and Final Four runs, and helped build this program from the ground up,” said Izzo at the time of Garland’s return. “Mike has a tremendous passion for coaching and developing relationships with players. He helps instill the toughness necessary to compete at the championship level.”

Recruiting Coordinator Doug Wojcik, a veteran college basketball coach with more than 25 years of experience, has returned to Michigan State as Tom Izzo’s recruiting coordinator. Wojcik spent two years at MSU as an assistant coach and associate head coach and was part of the 2005 Final Four Team. Wojcik spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant at East Carolina and was a special assistant to Gonzaga Head Coach Mark Few during the 2015-16 season, helping the Bulldogs win their fourth-straight West Coast Conference title and earn their 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid. Wojcik has nine years of head coaching experience, compiling a career record of 178-121 during stints at the University of Tulsa (2005-12) and the College of Charleston (2012-14), leading four teams into postseason play, averaging 20 wins per season and transitioning both programs to higher-ranked conferences.

Izzone

The Izzone is the official student section for the Michigan State men's basketball program. It is the definition of home court advantage!

Spartan Fund

INVEST IN CHAMPIONS

The Spartan Fund is the fundraising unit of Michigan State Athletics. We serve transformational donors who financially support opportunities in the classroom, in competition, and in the community for nearly 800 student-athletes competing in 25 varsity sports.

These opportunities ultimately allow Spartan student-athletes to earn a world-class education while playing the sport they love and utilize the life skills learned to propel them to success beyond the banks of the Red Cedar.

You can make a profound difference in the lives of each Spartan student-athlete.

Make a gift today and invest in a championship experience.

Izzo Legacy

Mid-Michigan has been my home for all of my adult life. It’s where I ran my business, it’s where I was married, and it’s where we’ve raised our family. Tom and I have certainly been blessed to be a part of this community and we feel a genuine obligation to give back to the MSU and Mid-Michigan communities that have become such a large part of our lives. One of the reasons we’ve never left Michigan State is the strong connection we feel to our community.

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to be a small part of many different charitable groups and causes that have brought so much good to our community. I’ve given a lot of thought and have come to understand that the opportunity exists to do even more. With that in mind, Tom and I have developed the Izzo Legacy to formalize our commitment to our community. While it’s not on the near horizon, it’s no secret that at some point Tom will no longer coach at Michigan State. The Izzo Legacy provides a manner in which we can still support our community for years to come.

While it may carry our name, the Izzo Legacy is greater than just Tom and me and our family. It’s meant to bring together people in the community for the common purpose of helping others. As one of 12 children, a mother to two children and a basketball mom to hundreds more, family means everything to me. Similarly, Tom has focused on building a program that is inclusive to players of all eras. In much the same way, we want everyone to take some ownership in the Izzo Legacy. Community involvement and ownership will build something that will last long after we’re gone.

Thank you for any and all support in my family’s efforts to support this great community.

Best Wishes,
Lupe Izzo

MSUSpartans.com

The Official Website of Spartan Athlethics

SpartanSportsNetwork.com

The Source for Spartans Sports Radio

The Spartan Sports Network is the state of Michigan's largest and most listened to college Sports Network. Spartan Sports Network provides unrivaled coverage for Michigan State University athletics.

Any great sports radio network is only as strong as its affiliates. The Spartan Sports Network is second to none, boasting 100% coverage of the state of Michigan and features all Spartan Network Programming on the SSN Mobile App.

THE TOM IZZO RADIO SHOW: Airs Mondays at 7pm (during season). Host Will Tieman interacts with Tom Izzo, special guests, a live audience, listener call-in, giveaways and more. Live from Reno’s East in East Lansing, this show sets the stage for the week in Spartan basketball.

Note: Some dates may be rescheduled due to conflicts with schedules. Click the SSN logo to link to the Spartan Sports webpage for more information.

MSU Food Bank

Founded in 1993, the MSU Student Food Bank was the first in the nation to be run by students, for students. The MSU Student Food Bank was founded to help students who are dealing with food insecurity. Food insecurity refers to having limited food availability with a reduction in the quality or variety of food intake, that often results in disrupted eating patterns. A lack of food security can be a considerable obstacle to academic success.

The MSU Student Food Bank is a non-profit and depends on financial support to provide services year-round to MSU students. The Food Bank's relationship with the Greater Lansing Food Bank allows it to purchase food at a lower cost, allowing donations to go much further. With little overhead cost, the Food Bank is able to make the most of every dollar.
In the course of one year, the MSU Student Food Bank serves over 6,000 students, many with families, and distributes over 110,000 pounds of food.

The MSU Student Food Bank is also a founding member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance. CUFBA was developed to assist existing and emerging college-based food banks and pantries with information, resources, and a place to network with others aimed at alleviating food insecurity and hunger on college and university campuses.

Rebounders Club directly supports the MSU Food Bank and contributes to the Bea and Roy Mott Fund .

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A. Dean Watkins - East

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Whether you are looking for a specific item or just browsing for ideas, our site is your one-stop shopping source. From fun items to the traditional, you can easily shop for some of the hottest items on the market.

Celebrating 60 years as Greater Lansing's premier promotional products company. Thank you !!

Alumni Hall

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Alumni Hall is the ultimate collegiate apparel retailer selling official sideline gear, original design t-shirts and all the fan tailgate gear and gifts you can imagine! By showing your ID and your Rebounders Club membership card you will receive a 10% discount on your purchases.

Art's Pub

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Your Preferred Sports Bar in Lansing, MI. Voted Best New Restaurant in Top of the Town 2019! Whether you're just waking up or rounding out the night shift, you can count on a delicious breakfast all day, every day at Art's Pub.

In addition to breakfast, we're serving up all your favorites, such as:
- Craft nachos
- Loaded fries
- Smoked chicken wings

.We're also pouring seasonal, trending and new beers daily. When you're craving the perfect combination of cold drinks and delicious pub food, visit our sports bar in Lansing, MI.

College Fields

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College Fields is one of the most recent golf courses built in Michigan, but it is designed with the history of golf in mind. The course topography is gently rolling and while walking may seem like something of the past, it is still something our golfers have the opportunity to enjoy. In operation since 2005, it has hosted several events for the USGA, The Golf Association of Michigan, The Greater Lansing Area Golf Association and the Michigan Women’s Golf Association. We are located near Lansing in the beautiful community of Okemos, Michigan. The club is adjacent to Michigan State University and next to Okemos High School – a premier high school in the Mid-Michigan area. We are easily accessible from both I-96 and US 127.

Coral Gables

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Coral Gables is a family owned and operated restaurant with private meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Our homemade specialties, friendly service, and quality food at moderate prices has made The Gables a home away from home for many people throughout the years.

Crunchy's Burgers & Beer

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Since 1982, Crunchy’s has been an East Lansing staple, serving up the best burgers, pizza, and of course 27 handles of your favorite craft beer. So whether you’re looking for a place to watch the big game, or a place to sing karaoke and enjoy a bucket of beer with your best friends, you found it.

Diamond Emotions

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“A great deal of devotion and care is put into the designs we offer to our customers. We take pride in the quality and selection we offer as well as the uniqueness of the designs.

Diamond Emotions is shaping the jewelry industry as we know it. With new, creative designs from bridal to silver showcased in elegant displays, you will never be disappointed with what we can achieve. Expand your imagination and allow us to create the impossible with you.

Eagle Eye Golf & Banquet Center

Host of MSU Rebounders Luncheons
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EXCELLENT - OUTSTANDING - SUPERIOR
Words we hang our our hat on. Explore our premier collection of championship golf and banquet venues. Unrivaled in Mid-Michigan, Eagle Eye, Hawk Hollow and Timber Ridge are simply the best the Lansing area has to offer.

SIX unique golf courses are sure to provide the perfect experience for all golf enthusiasts.

THREE banquet, wedding, conference or special event venues with first class attention to detail.

THREE unique ceremony sites, one indoor and two outdoor, for the perfect wedding.

Eldorado Golf Course

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Lansing's Home Town Favorite

From the nine-hole layout of the 70’ to the current 27-hole Jerry Matthews reconfiguration completed in 1996, Eldorado has truly come of age. The large multi-level driving range and clubhouse, which seats up to 225 provides a clean, comfortable place to relax.

So whether you are planning a golf outing, fundraiser, wedding reception, or party, the professionals at Eldorado are eager to help.

Eldorado’s mission is to provide an atmosphere that will guarantee your experience will be one to remember and bring you back time after time.

Harrison Roadhouse

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In the beginning, there was Duke’s Shell, a happy little business on the corner of Harrison and Michigan… BUT inside loomed a spirit too strong to be caged by a mere gas station. So, in October of 1981 the Roadhouse was born. The evolution of the original building (including the use of service bay doors as windows) into what is now one of Michigan’s premier “fun stops” has taken years.

Now with our open patio, greenhouses, and friendly “Roadie” regulars, we will make your time spent with us more fun than allowed. Fresh food, cocktails, great service, tremendous music, and the Roadie Spartan Spirit rule here!!

Hungry Howie's

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Locations:
DeWitt - 121 East Main Street (517) 669-2555
East Lansing - 3499 E Lake Lansing Rd (517) 332-1020
East Lansing - 134 N Harrison (517) 336-9111
Eaton Rapids - 916 S Main Street (517) 663-6200
Grand Ledge - 669 E Saginaw Hwy, Suite 200 (517) 627-8300
Haslett - 1673 Haslett Road (517) 339-4333
Holt - 2460 S Cedar St (517) 699- 9000
Lansing - 900 W Holmes Rd (517) 394-0300
Lansing - 742 N Waverly Rd (517) 321-4404
Mason - 222 N Cedar (517) 676-6622
Perry - 3058 Britton Rd (517) 625-5555
St Johns - 101 N Clinton St (989) 227-0999
Williamston - 205 W Grand River (517) 655-5900
… and locations in many other mid-Michigan cities.

MSU Federal Credit Union

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Founded in 1937, MSUFCU is owned and operated by members of the Michigan State University and Oakland University communities. We offer financial services to MSU and OU faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families as well as a variety of select employee groups. We also offer services to anyone who lives, works, worships, goes to school, or owns a business in Oakland, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, and Macomb Counties.

Pizza House Pizzeria - Bar & Grill

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YOUR HOMETOWN PIZZERIA, BAR & GRILL SINCE 1986
Good food and great service at your place or ours - every day!

A slice of Chicago in your home town! Pizza House pizzerias!

Pizza House restaurants have been owned and operated by the Tice family since 1986. By using the simple philosophy “good food and great service, your place or ours,” our restaurants have become staples of their communities. There have been many restaurants that have come and gone, but townies, visitors, students, and alumni continue to create memories with Pizza House!

We value the character of our staff–from management to servers, to everyone in between. They’re the ones who help us maintain our success. Our extensive menu is inspired by customer suggestions. If you have one, we want to know about it! We offer convenient hours for both dine-in and delivery service 10:30AM to 4:00AM everyday! With spacious dining areas and an extensive menu, we can accommodate groups of any size. We appreciate your business and look forward to many years to come!

Prime Time Awards

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Prime Time Awards, Inc. located in the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing, Michigan, has been providing high quality awards, recognition and promotional products to our clients for over 10 years. With over 80 years combined experience in the industry we are experts in helping to select and produce stunning awards for our clients. We are a family owned and operated business and strive to give our customers an easy and rewarding buying experience. Whether your order is one piece or one thousand we are more than willing to help you find that perfect award.

Reno's Sports Bar & Grill

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Reno's East is Home of the "Tom Izzo Show": Co-host Will Tieman interact withs Tom Izzo and Spartan players, a live audience, listener call-in, giveaways and more. Live from Reno's East in East Lansing every Monday at 7pm during the season, this show sets the stage for Spartan Basketball game action.


Reno's East
1310 Abbot Road | East Lansing, MI 48823

Reno’s West
5001 West Saginaw | Lansing, MI 48917

Reno’s North
16460 Old US 27 | Lansing, MI 48906

Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe

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The Spartan Hall of Fame Café is a “must see” dining spot in East Lansing, Michigan. Whether you are a Spartan Enthusiasts or a Casual Diner, we promise you a great meal experience in authentic Spartan Ambience. We have over 30 HD TV’s for viewing the game, the largest collection of MSU memorabilia outside of Campus, as well as seating in a number of separate dining areas. Whether it’s in our Hi Top Main Dining Room and bar with all the action, our more traditional East Dining Room, our Patio (in season), or in our one of our banquet rooms….the Duffy Daugherty Room and Spartan Room respectively, we will have an area suited for your occasion.

Choose from our extensive menu including such items as Caramelized Salmon, Jambalaya Pasta, Hand Cut Steaks, Prime Rib (most weekends), Premium Baby Back Ribs, Specialty Salads, Fresh Burgers and more! Reservations are accepted most days. Call 517-337-4680 for reservations or details regarding catering and banquet services.

The Spartan Hall of Fame Café; Great Food! Great Experience!

Student Book Store

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Student Book Store opened for business in 1960 with approximately two thousand square feet of retail space. We had two full-time employees and one part time. At that time Michigan State University had 17,000 students enrolled. The University has grown and expanded its offerings over the last fifty years, becoming one of our nation's premier educational institutions with enrollment in excess of forty thousand students. Student Book Store has also grown and expanded its selection over those fifty years. Our primary mission, as always, is to supply the University community with their educational and collegiate needs and requirements. We offer all graduate and undergraduate textbooks, school supplies and a variety of technical materials. Your A-Z classroom needs can be satisfied from academic calendars to Zagg screen protectors at SBS.

Van Atta's Greenhouse and Flower Shop

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Van Atta’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop offers a distinct array of products and services to complement your home and landscape including a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Our annual and tropical plant selection is housed in a 30,000 square foot greenhouse. The plant experts on staff in each department are sure to be able to help you with your questions, big or small from how to keep deer out of your hosta and Japanese beetles off your roses to getting your hydrangea to turn blue and your lawn to stay green.

Van Atta’s also offers a hand-picked assortment of garden décor and accessories, from fountains and benches to wind chimes and outdoor rugs. We have garden-related home décor, and a lovely boutique filled with candles, clothing, scarves, handbags and jewelry. Open seven days a week, 361 days a year.

Woody's Oasis

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Woody’s Oasis has been in East Lansing for almost 35 years and we have watched as our customers grow, go off to college, and come back to visit! We are proud to have maintained excellent service for every year that we have been open. Our authentic recipes are made from scratch on a daily basis by trained cooks who have been in our kitchen since we opened. We pride ourselves on our customer service, fresh food, and fast service!

Mid-Michigan’s Original Mediterranean Deli (est. 1984) Woody’s Oasis on Trowbridge has been in business in East Lansing since 1984. Being family owned and operated gives Woodys that authentic taste that feels like home!

Woody’s Oasis is known for its wide variety of food that can suit any taste or diet. We have been voted the Best of the Best for Food & Drink year after year, especially in the Vegetarian category and Middle Eastern category. We have a delicious range of specials every day of the week! Visit us to find out. Call to order take-out 517-351-2280.

Boyers Tool and Die Inc

2019-20 Season Corporate Member

Founded in 1945, Boyers Tool and Die in located at 1729 W. Ganson in Jackson, MI 49202-4030. Boyers has expertise in the design, prototype and manufacture of custom jigs, fixtures, parts and machines operating within the Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment industry sector.

SERVPRO of Eaton County

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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration™
24/7 Emergency Service

SERVPRO of Eaton County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Eaton County can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

Call: (517) 541-1170

Physicians Health Plan


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Why PHP?
Whether you’re an individual searching for health insurance or an employer in the market to cover your workforce, Physicians Health Plan has a product that’s right for you. Our award-winning customer service and commitment to quality are key reasons why insurance producers and healthcare providers love to team with us.

PHP Medicare
Physicians Health Plan (PHP) has partnered with the Physicians of local health systems to create PHP Medicare – a network of Medicare Advantage plans to better serve people with Medicare in Mid-Michigan.

Individual and Family Health Insurance Plans

Healthcare Solutions for Businesses
PHP offers employers a variety of plans so you can find one that best suits your needs and budget. We can also tailor plans to accommodate special circumstances.

Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Coach