MSU head basketball coach Tom Izzo has surpassed his predecessor Jud Heathcote with 341 wins for the school record of all time wins following a 106 to 68 trouncing of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After having had served as the assistant head coach under Jud, Izoo was named head coach after his retirement following the 1994-95 season. Under Izzo, the Michigan State program has been one of the most successful in the country.
Coaching philosophy – Via Wikipedia
Izzo’s teams are known for guard play, toughness and rebounding. Izzo got attention when people learned of his “war” rebounding drills, in which the players have sometimes worn football helmets and shoulder pads. His motto is “Players Play â€“ Tough Players Win”. His other coaching philosophy is that “he doesn’t determine playing time, players do.”
We’ll play anybody, anyplace, anytime. It doesn’t matter, morning, noon or night, and it doesn’t matter who it is.
For more on his record breakiing accomplishment check out:
Spartans blow out Minutemen – Freep.com
Izzo tops MSU win list in 106-68 win over UMass – Sports Illustrated
Coach Izzo is a ringer for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame so via ESPN.com we wanted to point you to their video your of Izzo’s MSU memorabilia collection at his home in East Lansing.
Just to keep the MSU coach grounded we present via YouTube: MSU Basketball Coach Tom Izzo Goes to Broadway