Suzy Merchant

Basketball Coach

Suzy Merchant is the current head coach for the Michigan State University Women's Basketball team. She is married to Gary Rakan and has a young son, Tyler Rakan.

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1969 Birth Born on July 26, 1969.


2003 33 Years Old Merchant's 2003-04 Eastern Michigan team claimed the MAC West Division and MAC Tournament championships for the first time in school history, earning the program's first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament en route to a 22-8 record. … Read More
2004 34 Years Old She followed that impressive season by winning 23 games in 2004-05, the most in school history. … Read More
2007 37 Years Old Merchant was named head coach at Michigan State on Monday April 30, 2007. … Read More
2009 39 Years Old In her second season, Merchant ousted McCallie's #1 seeded Duke Blue Devils in the 2009 NCAA Division I tournament.


2014 44 Years Old With her team's Big Ten regular-season co-championship in 2014, Merchant becomes MSU's first women's coach to capture two conference basketball titles. … Read More
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