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Megan Marsden named co-head gym coach of Utes

Published July 23, 2009 6:59 pm

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Megan Marsden, a longtime Utah assistant gymnastics coach, was named co-head coach of the program Friday by Ute head coach Greg Marsden.

Megan Marsden, who has been serving as the Utes' associate gymnastics coach, will now share duties with Greg Marsden, her husband.

This has been a partnership for many years and this is the next logical step," says Greg Marsden, who is preparing to undertake his 35th season leading the Ute gymnastics program.

"Megan and I have been partners in our marriage, raising our children and running this program. Over the years, she has assumed more and more responsibility, and in many ways, she is the face of this program. She has earned this title and I am grateful that [Athletic Director] Dr. Chris Hill was willing to take this step."

Megan Marsden, who has served as Utah's balance beam coach for the past 25 years and also assists with the floor routines, has had gymnasts earn 108 All-America honors and win seven NCAA Championships on those events. Along with her coaching responsibilities, Marsden heads up Utah's community relations efforts and is involved in the recruiting and strength and conditioning aspects of the sport.

"Greg and I have been doing this together for a long time and it is exciting to be accepted by the administration as an equal partner in the coaching pyramid," she said.

Megan Marsden was named the 2005 co-National Assistant Coach of the Year; she was also selected as the 2005 and 2007 NCAA North Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.