One of the best coaches in the game is rightly getting his due reward, as Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had his contract extended through the 2020-2021 season on Wednesday, according to Kyle Feldscher of MLive.com.
Izzo is fresh off another Final Four run with the Spartans, which is the seventh time he has accomplished that feat. With him building a powerhouse in East Lansing, the higher-ups at Michigan State felt Izzo was in line for an extension.
Also getting extensions were athletic director Mark Hollis and the men’s hockey coach and women’s basketball coach at Michigan State.
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Michigan State University trustees unanimously voted Wednesday to extend the contracts of Athletic Director Mark Hollis, men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo, men’s hockey coach Tom Anastos and women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant.
The vote was expected to be, and largely was, a formality. The trustees generally approve one-year extensions to coaches’ contracts on an annual basis.
Izzo, who made about $3.8 million in total compensation in 2013-14, had his contract extended to June 30, 2021.
Izzo, who has also won a national championship and seven Big Ten regular season titles, is 495-199 in his 20 years as coach. Remarkably, Izzo has never had a losing season with the Spartans.