It was a fitting way to break in his 20th season at the helm at Michigan State.
"I'm truly honored to be a part of a terrific 2015 class," Izzo said in a statement. "Not only have my fellow inductees performed at extraordinary levels and been trailblazers in their own sports, they've achieved great success with humility and doing things the right way.
"I hope my former players as well as the administration at Michigan State University and within the athletic department take pride in this honor. There is no way I reach this point of my career without their hard work, dedication and support."
Izzo was joined in the eight-member class by former New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter (a Kalamazoo native), former Detroit Red Wing Sergei Federov and former Red Wing and Livonia native Mike Modano, among others.
Former Spartan and Michigan Hall of Fame member Mateen Cleaves introduced Izzo. The pair won a national title in 2000 together.