Greg Marsden is one of the foundational coaches of NCAA women’s gymnastics. He pioneered the Utah program, and his Utes have never missed a nationals, even since his departure in 2014. He is also a big part of building gymnastics into the popular (in our circles, anyway) sport we know and love and for packing Huntsman over the years. We’ve all seen Marsden enjoying mountain hikes with his dogs on Twitter of late, but let’s stroll down memory lane and remember his gym days.
Greg: The Early Years
Casual leg swing.
Greg! We hardly recognized you! Snazzy outfit too.
What a young whippersnapper.
The ‘stache in its prime.
Eyes on the prize.
We…have no words. None.
If we can count on one thing in life, it’s Greg’s mustache. At least in the ‘90s.
Sweaters over polos. So fashionable. Greg always had style.
IT’S SWEATER VEST TIME.
Who are you, and what did you do with Greg?
Back to the fancy clothes. A special occasion, NCAAs.
Where did the sweater vests go? We were given false hope in 1993.
The style may change, but the Greg stays the same.
We spy a vest (no, we’re not obsessed).
THERE’S the sweater vest.
He’s probably saying something about how terrible byes are.
The mustache is really going strong at this point.
An old timer at this point.
“Been there, done that.”
A very tan shirt.
Chant it with us now: Sweater vest! Sweater vest!
Pause for a Megan appreciation moment.
When you have to start the Super Six on beam.
Those accomplishments? NBD.
2013 was really a golden year in NCAA gym.
We’ll leave you with this:
Don’t worry, we’ll dig deeper into that. Stay tuned.
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