October 20th, 2020

Former Michigan State University Director of Athletics Merritt J. Norvell, Jr. has passed away. Norvell, who was MSU’s first Black Director of Athletics, was appointed to the position in July 1995 and served through the spring of 1999, a time when he oversaw three Hall of Fame head coaches in Tom Izzo, Ron Mason and Nick Saban.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics