The day the previous coach left I said she was the #1 choice and MSU got their girl.  Merchant is a Michigan native and with all of the success she has had at EMU, she now has none of the strikes against here that the EMU facilities were.

Merchant is great in the community she is wonderful to work with behind the scenes and is a fantastic recruiter.  This was my first choice, she was MSU’s first choice and this is an absolute Homerun!

Welcome to MSU Coach Merchant.