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Tom Izzo Biography
Tom Izzo is an American college basketball coach. He has been the head coach for the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team since 1995. Izzo was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on April 4, 2016.
Michigan State has been a successful collegiate basketball program under Izzo , earning him the nickname of “Mr. March” by some on account of his past success in the NCAA Tournament. Izzo has led the Spartans to the 2009 NCAA National Championship Game, the 2000 NCAA Division I National Championship, seven Final Fours, eight Big Ten championships, and five Big Ten Tournament championships in his 23 years at Michigan State. The coach with the most wins in school history, Izzo’s teams have earned invitations to 21 consecutive NCAA tournaments, in addition to setting the Big Ten record for the longest home winning streak. These accomplishments led analyst Andy Katz at ESPN to deem Michigan State the top college basketball program for the decade from 1998 to 2007.
Currently, Izzo who is the longest-tenured coach in the Big Ten Conference, whose teams are often recognized for their rebounding prowess and defensive tenacity, has won four national coach of the year awards and maintains a considerable coaching tree—several of his former assistants are currently head coaches at other Division I schools. Izzo has won eight regular season conference titles, tied for the third most in conference history. He has also won the most Big Ten Tournament titles (five) in conference history. Izzo is second all time in Big Ten wins (272 through 2018), trailing only Bob Knight.
Tom Izzo Age | How Old Is Tom Izzo
He was born on January 30, 1955 in Iron Mountain in the Upper Penisula if Michigan. He is 64 years old as of 2019.
Tom Izzo Height |How Tall Is Tom Izzo
Tom stands at a height of 1.75m.
Tom Izzo Family
Izzo was born and raised in Iron Mountain in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He is the son to Dorothy Izzo and Carl Izzo. Izzo met his best friend and former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci in his hometown.
Tom Izzo Wife |Tom Izzo Son |Tom Izzo Daughter
Tom Married his wife Lupe Marinez Izzo in 1992. The couple have a daughter, Raquel, and an adopted son, Steven.
Tom Izzo Coaching Career |Tom Izzo Coaching Philosophy| Tom Izzo Coaching Record |Tom Izzo Basketball |Tom Izzo Michigan State
Izzo was head coach at Ishpeming High School for one season after graduating from Northern Michigan. From 1979 to 1983 he then took an assistant coaching job at Northern Michigan University. In September 1983 Izzo was then named a part-time assistant at Michigan State After a short two-month stay in 1986 as an assistant coach at University of Tulsa, Izzo returned to Michigan State when assistant Mike Deane left to become head coach at Siena College. Prior to the 1990–91 season, Izzo was promoted by coach Jud Heathcote to associate head coach. Izzo was named the new head coach of men’s basketball for MSU after Heathcote’s retirement following the 1994–95 season and upon both Heathcote and the Michigan State Athletic Director’s recommendation.
In 1995 he was hired as head coach at Michigan State. He is currently the longest-tenured basketball coach in the Big Ten Conference. After winning his 341st game on November 29, 2009 he became the coach with the most wins in school history to surpass Heathcote. Izzo went 9–9 finishing 6th and 7th in the conference and failed to make the NCAA Tournament In his first two seasons as head coach. MSU’s record in conference improved to 13–3 in 1998, and Izzo won the first of his seven regular-season Big Ten championships. 1998 also saw Michigan State start a streak of 20 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, which is the 3rd longest current streak among Division I teams.
He has a record of 47–19 in the NCAA Tournament. Izzo won his first of five Big Ten Tournament titles in 1999, and went to his first Final Four, the first of three straight Final Four appearances, joining Krzyzewski and Ben Howland as the only three coaches who have made three consecutive Final Fours since the NCAA Tournament bracket expanded to 64 teams in 1985. In the instate rivalry with Michigan, Izzo’s official record against the Wolverines is 24–14, although Michigan vacated five of their wins in the series at the start of his head coaching career.
Izzo led MSU to its second NCAA national championship with an 89–76 win over Florida in 2000. Eighty-two percent of his players who completed their eligibility left MSU with a degree. Over the years, Izzo has been followed by the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New Jersey Nets for head coaching jobs. On June 15, 2010 after a brief flirtation with Cleveland, Izzo reported to the Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees that he would remain head coach of Michigan State, in which he stated he was “a Spartan for life.”
In 2009, Izzo fell short of obtaining his second national championship losing to North Carolina 89–72. His streak of three straight Final Four appearances from 1999 to 2001 is the third-longest of all time, and his six Final Four appearances in the years 1999–2010 were matched by no other team in college basketball.
Izzo was voted as the fifth angriest coach in college basketball by USA Today Sports in 2013, an honor that he cherishes.
Izzo won his 500th career game, all with Michigan State, with a win over Boston College in the Wooden Legacy on November 26, 2015. Izzo won his 513th career game moving him into second place past Gene Keady all time for wins by a coach in the Big Ten on January 28, 2016. He trails only Bob Knight.
MSU suffered what was, at the time, perhaps the single greatest upset in NCAA Tournament history when No. 15 seeded Middle Tennessee defeated the No. 2 seeded Spartans 90–81 on March 18, 2016. It was believed that MSU was the equivalent of a No. 1 seed and Vegas odds had them pegged the favorite to win the title. Middle Tennessee led from start to finish and held off repeated Michigan State threats to take the lead. Despite that, Izzo stated that the team “resurrected me”.
Izzo won the Dean Smith Award on October 13, 2016 which is awarded to “an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coaching great.”.
Tom Izzo Net worth |Tom Izzo Salary
Izzo is an American college basketball coach who has a net worth of $13 million dollars. According to the report Izzo is making $4,150,359 in total pay.
Tom Izzo Record
|Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten Conference) (1995–present)|
|1995–96||Michigan State||16–16||9–9||7th||NIT Second Round|
|1996–97||Michigan State||17–12||9–9||T–6th||NIT Second Round|
|1997–98||Michigan State||22–8||13–3||T–1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|1998–99||Michigan State||33–5||15–1||1st||NCAA Final Four|
|1999–00||Michigan State||32–7||13–3||T–1st||NCAA Champion|
|2000–01||Michigan State||28–5||13–3||T–1st||NCAA Final Four|
|2001–02||Michigan State||19–12||10–6||5th||NCAA First Round|
|2002–03||Michigan State||22–13||10–6||T–3rd||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2003–04||Michigan State||18–12||12–4||T–2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2004–05||Michigan State||26–7||13–3||2nd||NCAA Final Four|
|2005–06||Michigan State||22–12||8–8||T–6th||NCAA First Round|
|2006–07||Michigan State||23–12||8–8||T–7th||NCAA Second Round|
|2007–08||Michigan State||27–9||12–6||4th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2008–09||Michigan State||31–7||15–3||1st||NCAA Runner-Up|
|2009–10||Michigan State||28–9||14–4||T–1st||NCAA Final Four|
|2010–11||Michigan State||19–15||9–9||T–4th||NCAA Second Round|
|2011–12||Michigan State||29–8||13–5||T–1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2012–13||Michigan State||27–9||13–5||T–2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2013–14||Michigan State||29–9||12–6||T–2nd||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2014–15||Michigan State||27–12||12–6||T–3rd||NCAA Final Four|
|2015–16||Michigan State||29–6||13–5||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2016–17||Michigan State||20–15||10–8||T–5th||NCAA Second Round|
|2017–18||Michigan State||30–5||16–2||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|Michigan State:||574–225 (.718)||272–122 (.690)|
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Tom Izzo Final Fours
Tom has led the Spartans to the 2000 NCAA Division I National Championship, the 2009 NCAA National Championship Game, seven Final Fours, eight Big Ten championships, and five Big Ten Tournament championships in his 23 years at Michigan State.
Tom Izzo Book
- The Five Thieves of Happiness
- Heart Of A Spartan: The Story of a Michigan State Football Renaissance
- Tom Izzo: Rebounding Drills And Defending The Pick – And – Roll (DVD)
Tom Izzo Contract
Tom received one-year contract extensions at Board of Trustees meeting. Izzo and Merchant’s contract was extended through 2024.
Hollis said no other adjustments were made in the Tom’s contracts.
According to the USA TODAY coaches salary database, He is the nation’s fifth-highest paid coach at more than $3.5 million per season. Including athletically related outside income, Izzo pulls in more than $4.2 million.