Michigan State introduces Robyn Fralick as new women’s basketball head coach


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The Michigan State Spartans stand for the national anthem before their win against Rutgers on January 22, 2023. Photo Credit: Jack Moreland/WDBM

Marin Klein, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University announced on Friday afternoon that Robyn Fralick is the new head coach of the Michigan State women’s basketball program. 

Fralick previously coached at Bowling Green State University where she had a 88-73 record and had three postseason appearances. This season, Fralick led BGSU to a 31-7 record, matching the school and Mid-American Conference records for most wins in a single season. The Falcons reached the WNIT Final Four.

“This is a great day for Spartan women’s basketball as we welcome Robyn Fralick to our Spartan Family,” said Haller. “Her resume speaks for itself, both in the historic success and championships she captured at Ashland and the job she did turning around the program at Bowling Green, not only capturing a championship but also creating an expectation of postseason success.”

Before BGSU, Fralick was the head coach at Ashland University.  She had a 104-3 (.972) record, the highest winning percentage in NCAA history at any level. She has also held coaching positions at Appalachian State (2004-05), Western Michigan (2005-07) and Toledo (2007-08).

She is a 2004 graduate of Davidson, having earned her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in religion. At the end of her four-year playing career, she left Davidson among the career leaders in assists (4th), steals (8th) and free-throw percentage (12th). Fralick earned her master’s degree in counselor education from Western Michigan in 2007. She is a local of the Lansing area and a graduate of Okemos High School.

“It’s truly one of the elite programs in the Big Ten and the country, with everything that’s necessary to develop student-athletes and compete at the highest level,” said Fralick. “We will work tirelessly to pursue excellence on and off the court and build a culture and team built on togetherness and toughness. We’re excited to get to work!” 

Fralick is the sixth head coach in program history and will be formally introduced at a press conference next week.