Artie Gulden, a former distance runner at Bucknell University, is in his third year as an assistant head cross country and track & field coach at Utah State. His main responsibility with the Aggies is working with the distance runners.
In 2016, Gulden coached Dillon Maggard, who earned the school’s third cross country All-America honor – the second on the men’s side – as he placed 12th with a time of 30:03.9 in the men’s 10-kilometer race at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships.
Maggard qualified for nationals by placing eighth with a time of 31:02.20 at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships, where he helped the Aggie men finish eighth (out of 17) in the team standings with 230 points. The native of Kirkland, Wash., also earned first-team all-conference accolades after placing fourth with a time of 24:08.10 at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships. He led the men to a fourth-place team finish with 131 points.
Under Gulden’s tutelage, two other Aggies were recognized for their performances at the MW Cross Country Championships. Kashley Carter earned second-team all-conference accolades for the second consecutive year as she placed eighth with a time of 20:45.20, while Luke Beattie was named the MW Men’s Freshman of the Year after placing 35th with a time of 24:47.30.
The men’s and women’s cross country programs were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for their performance in the classroom during the 2016 season. USU men’s team (3.31) and women’s team (3.67) were recognized for notching a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 or higher.
Individually, Carter earned USTFCCCA accolades for maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finishing in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals, where she placed 15th with a six-kilometer time of 20:28.50 at the 2016 Mountain Region Championships in Logan, Utah.
Before joining Utah State’s program, Gulden spent two seasons at Idaho State, where he worked with the Bengals’ distance runners.
While at Idaho State, Gulden coached Kylie Hutchison, who earned all-Big Sky Conference and all-Mountain Region honors in 2015. He also coached Kylie’s younger sister, Presli, who qualified for the USATF Junior Championships in the 5,000 meters.
Prior to joining the staff at Idaho State, Gulden coached at Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho, during the 2012-13 season. He also coached at the Montgomery Academy in Montgomery, Ala., during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.
Gulden is the son of legendary Bucknell cross country and track & field head coach Art Gulden, who coached the Bison for 31 years. Bucknell captured 68 conference titles under Art Gulden.
Gulden earned his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell in 2003. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in urban and historical geography from Wisconsin (2005), and a second master’s degree in business administration from BYU (2008).
Gulden, who is originally from Lewisburg, Pa., served a two-year LDS Church Mission to Utah, where he served three months on the campus of Utah State in 1999. He and his wife, Andrea, have one son, AJ (13), and two daughters, Allie (11) and Anna (8).
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