EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University (MSU) women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant is in the hospital due to a car crash in the Lansing area.
UPDATE: Michigan State University women’s basketball coach released from hospital after crash
According to a tweet made by the basketball team, Merchant was involved in a minor crash due to a medical incident on Jan. 28. The coach is currently at a local hospital and is in stable condition.
Update from MSU Women's Basketball: pic.twitter.com/UobQuLf4Io— Michigan State Women's Basketball (@MSU_WBasketball) January 28, 2023
Due to the crash, Merchant will be missing the Spartan’s upcoming game on Sunday in Illinois. Associate head coach Dean Lockwood will be stepping in as a substitute.
Merchant was hired at MSU in 2007 after being a head coach at Eastern Michigan and before that Saginaw Valley State. During her first 15 years at MSU, Merchant helped the Spartans earn 49 All-Big Ten recognition and 76 Academic All-Big Ten awards.