No history of the Spartans men’s basketball team is complete without the storied legacy of Tom Izzo, State’s head coach since 1995.
Listing all of his accomplishments might take an eternity, so here’s a sampling: One NCAA championship. Five Big Ten Tournament titles. Eight National Coach of the Year Awards. Not to mention, he’s a newly minted Hall-of-Famer. When the Spartans take to the boards under the deafening sound of a packed Breslin Stadium, it’s Izzo who leads the charge. Rep your State Pride, and pay homage.