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Trivia Quiz - Tom Izzo: Legendary Coach


How much do you know about one of the top coaches in the country? written by the wacky one!

Quiz Number: 958
Date Submitted: March 11, 2007
Quiz Categories: Big Ten Men's Basketball
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: madman
Average Score: 70.8 percent
Times Taken: 223 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7
Quiz is about: Tom Izzo

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Tom Izzo Legendary Coach
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1. Coach Tom Izzo was born and raised in what city located in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan?
  A.   Marquette
  B.   Iron Mountain
  C.   Sault Ste. Marie
  D.   Negaunee

2. From what university did Coach Izzo graduate?
  A.   Lake Superior State University
  B.   Northern Michigan University
  C.   Michigan Technological University
  D.   Michigan State University

3. What was Coach Izzo's first head coaching job?
  A.   Negaunee High School
  B.   Michigan State University
  C.   Michigan Technological University
  D.   Ishpeming High School

4. In what year did Coach Izzo first guide the Spartans to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament?
  A.   1997
  B.   1998
  C.   1999
  D.   2000

5. Who was the first Spartan that graduated under Coach Izzo to be drafted in the first round of the NBA draft?
  A.   Mateen Cleaves
  B.   Morris Peterson
  C.   Zach Randolph
  D.   Jason Richardson

6. Coach Izzo was a college roommate and is a lifelong friend with what former Detroit Lion head coach?
  A.   Wayne Fontes
  B.   Marty Morninweg
  C.   Bobby Ross
  D.   Steve Mariucci

7. Which of the following Division 1 head coaches was NOT an assistant coach under Coach Izzo?
  A.   Doug Wojcik (Tulsa)
  B.   Charles Ramsey (Eastern Michigan)
  C.   Stan Heath (Arkansas)
  D.   Stan Joplin (Toledo)

8. In 2005 and 2006, Izzo participated in a program in which college coaches went to Kuwait military camps to coach basketball teams of American service members. What was it called?
  A.   Operation Alley Oop
  B.   Operation Basketball
  C.   Operation Hoops
  D.   Operation Hardwood

9. Coach Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans won the NCAA Tournament Championship in what year?
  A.   1999
  B.   2000
  C.   2001
  D.   2002

10. Izzo and his wife, Lupe, named their son Stephen. The middle name they selected for him was the first name of what former Spartan who played under Izzo?
  A.   Morrison Peterson
  B.   Mateen Cleaves
  C.   Charlie Bell
  D.   Andre Hutson


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