Suzy Merchant
American basketball coach
Suzy Merchant
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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Upcoming Attractions - Livingston Daily
Google News - over 5 years
The guest speaker will be MSU women's basketball coach and 2010 Big Ten Coach of the Year Suzy Merchant. The event also includes a silent auction, raffles and entertainment. Cost is $45 per person and includes appetizers, buffet dinner, beer and wine
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Dozier: People News - Lansing State Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Suzy Merchant, Michigan State women's basketball coach, will be the featured guest speaker at this week's Lansing/DeWitt Sunrise Rotary meeting, from 7:30 am to 8:30 am Thursday at the Capital Region International Airport
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Women's basketball: Defending Big Ten champions will pay visit to FGCU for ... - Naples Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
The biggie is the home-opener against Michigan State, led by fourth-year coach Suzy Merchant. The then-No. 21 Spartans throttled FGCU 94-71 in East Lansing in 2009, and last season's Big Ten title was their first-ever outright. They were 27-6 overall,
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MSU's Draymond Green invited to Team USA camp - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Women's hoops: NcKell Copeland has been hired as an assistant coach on Suzy Merchant's staff at MSU. Copeland, who has been an assistant at Bradley, Toledo and Jacksonville State, also will serve as the Spartans' recruiting coordinator
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Terry Smith new Finlandia Men's Hoop Coach - UpperMichigansSource.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Crystal Falls, Michigan native spent the 2010 season as an assistant women's basketball coach at Michigan State University under head coach Suzy Merchant. Smith assisted with all aspects of the women's basketball program at MSU
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MSU adds size with Hines, Mills - Traverse City Record Eagle
Google News - almost 6 years
BY DENNIS CHASE dchase@record-eagle.com PETOSKEY — It was Halloween and Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant had just seen something frightening. Madison Williams, her 6-foot-7 McDonald's All-America post player, had torn her ACL and
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MSU hockey: Spartan staff has work to do - Lansing State Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Anastos, 47, who played at MSU from 1981-85 for coach Ron Mason, has attended several alumni events, talked at length with several Spartan coaches, including Mark Dantonio, Tom Izzo, Suzy Merchant and Jake Boss Jr. He's learned about the athletic
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Bay Harbor goes green (and white) for a day - Petoskey News-Review
Google News - almost 6 years
... on the Road Tour made a stop, where Spartan coaches including men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, head football coach Mark Dantonio, women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant, and newly hired hockey coach Tom Anastos met with media, fans and alumni
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Hidden Key fashion show unites community in support - MSU State News
Google News - almost 6 years
Lupe Izzo, wife of men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo, women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant, as well as and former MSU athletes and a number of children modeled both formal and casual wear from five designers. The beneficiary was a foundation
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Women's Basketball Hosts Miami in 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge - Michigan State Athletics
Google News - almost 6 years
"It is exciting to continue the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for another season, especially with the addition of Nebraska to the Big Ten," said MSU women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant. "Miami will most likely enter the 2011-12 season among the top-10
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Big Ten ADs discuss expanding conference football schedule - Detroit Free Press
Google News - almost 6 years
MSU coach Suzy Merchant said Kelsey Smith is recovering from a knee injury and guard Annalise Pickrel from a foot injury. Madison Williams, who missed last season with a knee injury, is progressing but hasn't cut yet and isn't fully cleared for
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Hot Hand Turns to Ice, but the Eagles Hold On
NYTimes - almost 13 years
BOSTON COLLEGE 58, EASTERN MICHIGAN 56 Suzy Merchant sat anxiously on the Eastern Michigan bench Saturday, watching Boston College make its first nine shots against her team and wondering when the onslaught would stop. As Eastern Michigan fell behind by 20 points six minutes into its first N.C.A.A. women's tournament game, several things crossed
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TRANSACTIONS
NYTimes - over 18 years
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Acquired RHP Pete Smith from the San Diego Padres for RHP Eric Estes. Designated RHP Richie Lewis for assignment. Signed RHP Steven Bechler, RHP Joshua Yarno, C Francisco Monzon, OF Antonio Mack, RHP Dustin Brewer, 1B Samuel Berrien, SS Joey Hammond, C Ricky Green, LHP Sean Fisher, 3B Jason Benham and RHP
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Suzy Merchant
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Merchant played four seasons as a guard at Central Michigan University. She was a four-year starter and a 3-year captain.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In her second season, Merchant ousted McCallie's #1 seeded Duke Blue Devils in the 2009 NCAA Division I tournament.
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  • 2007
    Merchant was named head coach at Michigan State on Monday April 30, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details She replaced Joanne P. McCallie who left Michigan State for the same coaching position at Duke University.
  • 2004
    She followed that impressive season by winning 23 games in 2004-05, the most in school history.
    More Details Hide Details However, a loss in the MAC Tournament semi-final sent EMU to the WNIT where the Eagles fell in the 1st round to eventual semi-finalist Kentucky 79-68. In 2005-06, the Eagles reached the 20-win plateau for the third consecutive season and won their second MAC West title with a 15-1 conference record, notching the most league wins in school history. Their 22-8 overall record put them into the postseason for the third straight year as the Eagles earned a bid to the WNIT. EMU's 1st round opponent, Indiana State, defeated the Eagles 79-57. While on maternity leave for most of her final season at EMU, Merchant's Eagles finished second in the MAC West Division with a 10-6 league record and finished 16-13 overall, losing to Kent State 70-56 in the MAC conference semi-finals.
  • 2003
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, Eastern Michigan stumbled in the first round against eventual sweet sixteener Boston College.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born on July 26, 1969.
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