Published: Aug. 29, 2017

Heathcote passes away at 90

Contact(s): Matt Larson Athletics office: (517) 355-2271

Michigan State Athletics is sad to announce that Jud Heathcote passed away Aug. 28 at the age of 90 in Spokane, Washington.

George M. (Jud) Heathcote coached the Michigan State men's basketball team from 1976-95, guiding the Spartans to 340 victories, three Big Ten titles, nine NCAA Tournament berths and one national title during his 19 seasons in East Lansing.

Heathcote is the second-winningest coach in MSU history with a record of 340-220 (.607), including a 14-8 (.636) mark in the NCAA Tournament. His overall record was 420-273 (.606) over 24 seasons, including five years at Montana.


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