Meet a Mom: Robyn Fralick, Michigan State Women's Basketball - Greater Lansing Area Moms

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We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Michigan State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Robyn Fralick. Robyn and her husband have two kids.   Her husband also coached and played college level basketball and she gives him much credit for making it all work.  

She shares lots of ideas about youth in sports and how the lens has changed a bit since having kids and having kids starting to play sports.  As a coach she has a wide view of all that is going on yet when it is your own child your lens becomes a bit hyper focused on your own.  And what is most important though is fostering what they love.  

Coach Fralick shares how the world around us is ever changing, yet inside a gym for the most part, it has stayed the same. In the gym you will find consistency, stability and reliability.  Consistency, stability and reliability are things she provides each of her team members and probably some of the reasons the gym is the home away from home where you may find her with her family!  

Also an idea she shared about work-life balance was something we think will resonate with some.  Some professions go to work and work and then come home, and work is left at the door.  Yet there are so many professions where this line in the sand is impossible to hold.  Coach Fralick explains work-life integration.  A back and forth idea where work life and home life are one.  

Family, community and core values – energy, attitude and enthusiasm – are at the forefront.  She admits she coaches women at a very unique age, “still kids,” and is honored to be part of it.  A part that she does not take likely.  

Learn more about ways the MSU Women’s Basketball family spends time in the community, giving back with intentional and purposeful actions, along with what makes a good teammate off the court and so much more!  

And at the end of each huddle, “family on three!” 

Hi Coach Robyn!  Where are you from?

I am from Mid-Michigan growing up in Okemos, went to college and played basketball at Davidson College (before Stephen Curry 🙂), and before returning to the area, Imost recently coached Women’s Basketball at Bowling Green.

How old are your children? 

My son is 10 and my daughter is 7.

The last book you read?

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Do you have a favorite arena/center/court? 

Duke, Cameron Indoor Stadium.  Because there is so much basketball history and tradition there.

Listen to the conversation with Robyn HERE or the YouTube link below.  

Thanks for joining us this week Robyn, it was a lot of fun!  Also, thanks for patience with some minor technical issues and I (Christine) had lost my voice just days before!

Welcome to Greater Lansing Area Moms, Coach.  We are glad you are here!

Also, find out more about MSU Sports Camps this summer – sign up is underway!

For more information about Basketball Camp at MSU, visit

A t-shirt and daily Brody Hall lunch are included. Current MSU Women’s Basketball  players are camp staff. Any and all entrants are welcome, limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.

Dates: June 17-19, 9am-4pm
Grades: kids entering 3rd – 12th grades in the fall

*all images were provided by Women’s Basketball | Michigan State Athletics.

YouTube video below is from Michigan State Spartans Athletics, | Spartans All-Access segment featuring Coach Fralick. 

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