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Tom Izzo

Head Basketball Coach of the Michigan State Spartans

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 Tom Izzo Biography

In two decades, head coach Tom Izzo has firmly cemented Michigan State among the elite programs in college basketball. Entering his 21st year directing the Spartans, Izzo has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments, including the 2000 NCAA National Championship, seven regular-season Big Ten Championships, four Big Ten Tournament titles, seven Final Four appearances, eight National Coach of the Year awards and a Big Ten-best 18 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

These accomplishments, however, are not what make Izzo one of the best in the game, but rather it is his insatiable desire to accomplish more.

With a career record of 495-199, it's easy to see that Izzo knows how to win, but he also knows how to win the right way. In his 20 years directing the Spartan program, 84 percent of his players who completed their eligibility also left with a degree. In the last 16 years, 46 Spartans have received their undergraduate degrees. In 20 seasons, Izzo has returned Michigan State to national prominence, placed his name in the NCAA record books and become a leader among college basketball coaches. Izzo's 495 wins are fifth most by any coach in his first 20 seasons in the history of college basketball. In late November 2009, he passed his mentor Jud Heathcote (340 wins) to become MSU's all-time winningest coach. In the NCAA Tournament, Izzo is at his best, winning at a clip of .730 to rank fifth among all active coaches with at least 10 tournament games coached. His 46 NCAA Tournament wins are the most ever for a Big Ten coach, and rank tied for eighth all-time.

A 2015 inductee into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Izzo led MSU to seven Final Four appearances between 1999 and 2015, becoming just the fourth school in college basketball history to do it in any 17-year span, including just the third since the tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Izzo is one of just two coaches in NCAA history to reach four Final Fours in his first 10 years of coaching, joining Ohio State's Fred Taylor, and is just the second coach in NCAA history to appear in seven Final Fours in a 17-year span since the tournament expanded to 64 teams. His seven Final Four appearances rank tied for fourth all-time, tied for second among active coaches and first all-time among Big Ten coaches. Two stats stand out in Izzo's NCAA Tournament success: 1) MSU is 21-4 in the second game of an NCAA Tournament weekend 2)MSU is 13-10 as the lower-seeded team as the 13 wins are the most in NCAA Tournament history for any coach.

Through 20 seasons, Izzo is already one of the most successful coaches in Big Ten history. His .685 winning percentage in Big Ten games ranks fourth all-time among league coaches with at least 10 years of service, while in all games, Izzo ranks fourth (.713). With 233 conference victories, Izzo ranks third all-time, trailing just Indiana's Bob Knight (353 wins) and Purdue's Gene Keady (265 wins), while also ranking third for most wins at a Big Ten institution (495), trailing just Knight (662) and Keady (512).

Furthermore, Izzo brings stability to Michigan State basketball. The 2015-16 season will be Izzo's 33rd with the Spartans, as he is the longest serving active Big Ten men's basketball head coach. He is also a leader among his peers, serving as the NABC President from April 2010-April 2011, while holding spots on the John R. Wooden Award Board of Governors and the USA Basketball Collegiate Committee.

But perhaps even more important to Izzo's success is his ability to take young talent and develop a player's skills, allowing him to grow as a player and go on to play professionally. Izzo has also emerged as a teacher, not only to his players, but also his assistant coaches.

In 2001, Izzo received honorary degrees from both Northern Michigan and Michigan State, delivering the commencement address at both graduation ceremonies.

Izzo is also an active volunteer in the community. Among his many efforts, he is very active with Coaches Vs. Cancer, Volunteers of America, Sparrow Hospital and the Jimmy "V" Foundation. In 2009, Izzo was presented the Coaches Vs. Cancer Champion Award, recognizing his work and leadership in the fight to save lives from cancer.

Izzo was born Jan. 30, 1955. His family includes his wife, Lupe, daughter, Raquel, and son, Steven.

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Tom Izzo

Head Basketball Coach of the Michigan State Spartans

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Tom Izzo Biography

In two decades, head coach Tom Izzo has firmly cemented Michigan State among the elite programs in college basketball. Entering his 21st year directing the Spartans, Izzo has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments, including the 2000 NCAA National Championship, seven regular-season Big Ten Championships, four Big Ten Tournament titles, seven Final Four appearances, eight National Coach of the Year awards and a Big Ten-best 18 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

These accomplishments, however, are not what make Izzo one of the best in the game, but rather it is his insatiable desire to accomplish more.

With a career record of 495-199, it's easy to see that Izzo knows how to win, but he also knows how to win the right way. In his 20 years directing the Spartan program, 84 percent of his players who completed their eligibility also left with a degree. In the last 16 years, 46 Spartans have received their undergraduate degrees. In 20 seasons, Izzo has returned Michigan State to national prominence, placed his name in the NCAA record books and become a leader among college basketball coaches. Izzo's 495 wins are fifth most by any coach in his first 20 seasons in the history of college basketball. In late November 2009, he passed his mentor Jud Heathcote (340 wins) to become MSU's all-time winningest coach. In the NCAA Tournament, Izzo is at his best, winning at a clip of .730 to rank fifth among all active coaches with at least 10 tournament games coached. His 46 NCAA Tournament wins are the most ever for a Big Ten coach, and rank tied for eighth all-time.

A 2015 inductee into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Izzo led MSU to seven Final Four appearances between 1999 and 2015, becoming just the fourth school in college basketball history to do it in any 17-year span, including just the third since the tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Izzo is one of just two coaches in NCAA history to reach four Final Fours in his first 10 years of coaching, joining Ohio State's Fred Taylor, and is just the second coach in NCAA history to appear in seven Final Fours in a 17-year span since the tournament expanded to 64 teams. His seven Final Four appearances rank tied for fourth all-time, tied for second among active coaches and first all-time among Big Ten coaches. Two stats stand out in Izzo's NCAA Tournament success: 1) MSU is 21-4 in the second game of an NCAA Tournament weekend 2)MSU is 13-10 as the lower-seeded team as the 13 wins are the most in NCAA Tournament history for any coach.

Through 20 seasons, Izzo is already one of the most successful coaches in Big Ten history. His .685 winning percentage in Big Ten games ranks fourth all-time among league coaches with at least 10 years of service, while in all games, Izzo ranks fourth (.713). With 233 conference victories, Izzo ranks third all-time, trailing just Indiana's Bob Knight (353 wins) and Purdue's Gene Keady (265 wins), while also ranking third for most wins at a Big Ten institution (495), trailing just Knight (662) and Keady (512).

Furthermore, Izzo brings stability to Michigan State basketball. The 2015-16 season will be Izzo's 33rd with the Spartans, as he is the longest serving active Big Ten men's basketball head coach. He is also a leader among his peers, serving as the NABC President from April 2010-April 2011, while holding spots on the John R. Wooden Award Board of Governors and the USA Basketball Collegiate Committee.

But perhaps even more important to Izzo's success is his ability to take young talent and develop a player's skills, allowing him to grow as a player and go on to play professionally. Izzo has also emerged as a teacher, not only to his players, but also his assistant coaches.

In 2001, Izzo received honorary degrees from both Northern Michigan and Michigan State, delivering the commencement address at both graduation ceremonies.

Izzo is also an active volunteer in the community. Among his many efforts, he is very active with Coaches Vs. Cancer, Volunteers of America, Sparrow Hospital and the Jimmy "V" Foundation. In 2009, Izzo was presented the Coaches Vs. Cancer Champion Award, recognizing his work and leadership in the fight to save lives from cancer.

Izzo was born Jan. 30, 1955. His family includes his wife, Lupe, daughter, Raquel, and son, Steven.

Tom Izzo Videos

  • Tom Izzo Speech to Michigan State Alumni at 2012 Champions Classic
  • Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo Talks About Speaking At Pentagon

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  • How much does it cost to book Tom Izzo?

    Booking fees for Tom Izzo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tom Izzo, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tom Izzo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tom Izzo for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tom Izzo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tom Izzo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tom Izzo or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tom Izzo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tom Izzo for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Tom Izzo generally travels from Lansing, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Calipari, Roy Williams, Ron Rivera, John Beilein and Doc Rivers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Izzo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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    Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo Talks About Speaking At Pentagon

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