Utah gymnastics coach Tom Farden lands contract extension

The coach led the Utes, currently ranked No. 3 in the nation, to a 2021- Pac-12 championship

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics) Tom Farden coaches his Utah gymnasts during a meet at the Huntsman Center. Farden has been given a contract extension through 2026.

On the eve of Utah’s biggest regular-season meet, Utah gymnastics coach Tom Farden was given a vote of confidence of sorts by the athletic department as it was announced his contract has been extended through the 2026 season.

“Tom has done an incredible job of carrying forth the phenomenal legacy of the Utah Gymnastics program and has continued to raise the bar to compete for national championships,” Utah Director of Athletics Mark Harlan said. “The work he has done to develop an elite culture for this Red Rocks program and to set expectations at the highest level in all areas is nothing short of remarkable.”

Farden is in his seventh season as the Utes’ head coach. Farden spent four of those seasons as the co-head coach along with Megan Marsden.

Farden has helped the Utes win consecutive Pac-12 regular-season titles, the 2021 championship, an NCAA regional title and a third-place finish at the 20-021 NCAA Championships.

Farden was the 2020 Pac-12 and Region Coach of the Year.

The third-ranked Utes host No. 4 Oklahoma Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Huntsman Center.