Utah gymnastics coach Greg Marsden likes to say he has no plans of retiring because he doesn't play golf and doesn't know how else he'd spend his days other than coaching.
Apparently he has no plans of taking up the leisure sport or retirement any time soon.
Marsden and his wife and co-coach, Megan Marsden, have signed a five-year coaching agreement with Utah through 2016.
Greg Marsden is the winningest coach in gymnastics history with a 957-180-6 record while Megan is in her third year as the co-head coach after 25 years as an assistant. The Utes haven't won a national title since 1995 but have more top five (27), top three (22) and top two (18) national gymnastics finishes than any other school. Utah is also the only school to qualify for the Super Six every year since 2000 and have advanced to the team finals 17 out of 19 times.
Utah's gymnastics team has been one of the top draws for all women's college sports in recent years, averaging over 11,2000 fans for the past 20 seasons.
"We believe we have the two best gymnastics coaches in the nation in Greg and Megan Marsden and are pleased that they have signed on for another five years," Utah athletic director Chris Hill said. "Under Greg and Megan, our gymnastics team has been one of the top programs in the nation competitively and academically and is a credit to our department and university."
The Utes are expected to be one of the top teams in 2011-12 after finishing a surprising fifth with a young squad at the 2011 NCAA Championships and should be a contender in the Pac-12 since they successfully compete against many of the league's teams every year.
The switch to the BCS league has the coaches more excited than ever about the program's future, Greg Marsden said.
"This is a great time to be a Ute, and Megan and I wouldn't want to do this anywhere else," he said.