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  Greg Marsden
Greg Marsden

Player Profile
Position:
Co-Head Coach

Experience:
39th year

Alma Mater:
Central Arkansas, 1972

04/19/2013

Gymnasts Fall off Beam, Fall out of Championships

Damianova, Dabritz and Wilson qualify for event finals.

04/12/2013

NCAA Gymnastics Championships April 19-21

Utes are making record 38th-straight appearance at nationals.

03/23/2013

Gymnasts Take Third at Pac-12 Championships

Utes lose lead, meet, on final event

03/16/2013

Gymnasts Upset No. 2 Florida 198.125-197.875

Georgia Dabritz scores 10.0 on bars

03/09/2013

Gymnasts Fall 197.650-196.975 to Georgia

Tory Wilson stays undefeated on vault

Coaching Synopsis
Year at Utah: 39th
Utah/Career Record: 994-199-7

Education
Central Arkansas, 1972
Bachelor's Degree
(Physical Education)

Arkansas State, 1973
Master's Degree
(Physical Education)

Highlights
National Championship Appearances: 38
NCAA Championships Appearances: 32
National Championships: 10
NCAA Championships: 9
Top-2 National Finishes: 18
Super Six Appearances: 18 (of 21)
NCAA Event Champions: 24
All-Americans: 336
Coach of the Year Honors: 7

Personal
Hometown: Clarksville, Ark.
Birthdate: Nov. 8, 1950

Family
Married: Megan
Children: Montana, Dakota

Utah's Greg Marsden, already the winningest coach in college gymnastics history, should reach another milestone this season by becoming the sport's only 1,000-win coach. With a 994-199-7 record in 38 years at Utah, Marsden starts the season needing just six victories to add to his lengthy list of "firsts."

Under the legendary coach, Utah has won a record-tying 10 team championships, qualified for an unprecedented 38-straight national championships, is the only school to qualify for all 32 NCAA Championships, has the most All-Americans (336) and is tied for second in Super Six appearances (18). Utah gymnasts have won 24 individual national titles.

His teams have placed in the top five in the country 28 times, in the top three 22 times and in the top two 18 times. In each category, Utah is first or tied for first in the nation.

On a conference level, the gymnastics team has earned the best Pac-12 finish of any Utah team in both seasons to date as members of the "Conference of Champions," placing second in 2012 and third in 2013. Marsden's gymnasts also captured the school's first Pac-12 individual titles (Corrie Lothrop in the all-around and Georgia Dabritz on bars).

Utah's only head coach for his first 35 seasons, Greg Marsden has shared the title since 2010 with his wife and former longtime assistant/associate coach Megan Marsden. Together, they have established a gymnastics dynasty that has attracted a following rivaling that of any indoor college men's or women's sport. In the past five years, the Ute gymnasts have averaged over 14,000 fans a home meet, and their 20-year attendance average exceeds 10,000. The Utes have won 29 national gymnastics attendance titles. Utah gymnastics is the only sport other than basketball to win an NCAA women's season attendance title and it has done so three times (2010, 2011 and 2013).

The Utes also own gymnastics records for the largest crowd to watch a meet (15,558), NCAA Regional attendance (8,469) and NCAA Championships attendance (36,655, three-day total).

Little wonder fans flock to Utah's meets. The Ute gymnastics program set an NCAA record across all sports (men and women) by going 24 years from 1979-2002 without losing a regular season home meet. Utah's all-time home record of 419-26 has come primarily against the country's best teams.

Utah's first national title was the 1981 AIAW Championship. A year later, when the NCAA began sponsoring women's sports, the Utes kept winning--capturing five NCAA championships in a row before placing second in 1987. Utah achieved similar success in the 1990s, winning NCAA Championships in 1990, '92, '94 and '95. The new millennium has been silver plated: Utah finished second in the nation in 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Utah has qualified into the Super Six 18 times in the format's 21-year history, including 13 of the last 14 years.

Along with Utah's 336 All-America awards, Marsden's gymnasts have won 24 individual event championships while claiming NCAA titles on every apparatus and in the all-around.

Former Ute Missy Marlowe was the first gymnast to win the coveted Honda Broderick Cup, which recognizes the nation's top female collegiate athlete. Marlowe won the honor in 1992 after winning four NCAA individual championships and leading Utah to the NCAA title.

His teams also perform well in the classroom. Marsden has coached nine CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, among them first-team selections Theresa Kulikowski (2002 and 2003), Shannon Bowles (2002), Kristina Baskett (2009) and Daria Bijak (2010). Kulikowski was the 2003 Academic All-American of the Year for all NCAA sports (the only gymnast ever to win the top academic award in college sports). Marsden has also coached four second-team Academic All-Americans in Kristen Kenoyer (1993), Molly Northrop (1998) and Baskett (2008), and two third-team selections in Melissa Vituj (2004) and Hailee Hansen (2013).

Marsden's many coaching honors include a record seven National Coach of the Year citations. In 2005, he was voted the NCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year. He was the 1992 TV Guide/Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Sportsman of the Year and the 1992 MS Sports Person of the Year. In 1986, he won the Dale Rex Award, which recognizes annually "The Utahn Contributing the Most to Athletics."

Marsden served five years on the NCAA gymnastics committee, was president of the college gymnastics coaching association for two years, and was the NCAA Division I representative for the NACGC/W.

He also has international coaching experience and was the 1987 United States National Women's Program Administrator and U.S.A. National Women's Team coach. As the National Team coach, Marsden led the U.S. to a gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games. The World Championships team he coached finished sixth.

He was a floor manager at the 1984 Summer Olympics and the transportation coordinator at the 1979 World Championships. He brought the 1979 USGF World Championship Trials, the 1980 and '82 USGF Championships of the USA, and the 1993 World University Games Trials to Salt Lake City. In 1988, he was on the organizing committee for the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, also held in Salt Lake City.

Marsden, a native of Clarksville, Ark., was born Nov. 8, 1950. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education from Central Arkansas (1972) and Arkansas State (1973), respectively. He is married to the former Megan McCunniff, a two-time NCAA all-around champion who led Utah to four national titles. Megan has coached alongside him for the past 29 years and is in her fifth year as the co-head coach. They have two sons, Montana and Dakota. Dakota is a student manager for the gymnastics team.

Year Record Pac-12 Regionals Nationals1976	5-3		2nd	10th
1977	10-2-1		2nd	9th
1978	11-5		2nd	6th
1979	14-5		1st	4th
1980	28-1		1st	2nd
1981	26-2		1st	1st
1982	11-2		2nd	1st
1983	20-2		2nd	1st
1984	17-2		1st	1st
1985	13-1		1st	1st
1986	13-1		1st	1st
1987	14-2		2nd	2nd
1988	16-3		1st	2nd
1989	15-2		1st	5th
1990	18-1		1st	1st
1991	13-1		1st	2nd
1992	16-1		1st	1st
1993	17-0		1st	3rd
1994	13-1		1st	1st
1995	16-1		1st	1st
1996	10-1		1st	3rd (tie)
1997	11-1		1st	7th
1998	7-3		1st	4th
1999	12-1		2nd	7th
2000	10-4		1st	2nd
2001	13-1-1		1st	5th (tie)
2002	9-2		1st	4th
2003	7-5		1st	6th
2004	13-1		1st	6th
2005	12-2		1st	3rd
2006	11-2		2nd	2nd
2007	13-3		1st	2nd
2008	12-1		1st	2nd
2009	12-1		1st	3rd
2010	11-3		2nd	6th
2011	8-3		2nd	5th
2012	7-3	2nd	1st	5th
2013 10-2-1     3rd     2nd     9th
Total (regular season) 464-78-3
Total with Postseason 994-199-7 (includes conference, regional and national championships)
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