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Gregg Gensel
Gregg  Gensel

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Utah State University, 1981


10/17/2015

Utah State Cross Country Teams Show They Belong Saturday at Pre-Nationals

Freshman Kashley Carter places 24th out of 311 runners

09/26/2015

Utah State Cross Country Teams Make Great Strides Saturday at 2015 Roy Griak Invitational

Freshman Kashley Carter places 20th, while junior Ben Johnston finishes 68th.

11/08/2012

NCAA Mountain Region Championships On Tap Friday For Aggie Cross Country Teams

USU Women Rank 10th In Mountain Region, Men 14th

10/27/2012

Utah State Cross Country Men Finish Second, Women Third As Aggies Collect Four First-Team All-WAC Honors Saturday At 2012 WAC Championships

Tylee Newman Tabbed WAC Women's Freshman Of The Year

10/26/2012

USU Set To Compete At 2012 WAC Cross Country Championships Saturday

Aggie Men Defending 2011 Title

Gregg Gensel is in his 35th year of coaching track & field and cross country at Utah State. He is in his 28th season as head coach of the men’s program and his 23rd year at the helm of the women’s team.

Prior to being named head coach in 1988, the 58-year-old Gensel was an assistant coach for five years and a graduate assistant coach for one year.  As an assistant, he worked with all field events and with the sprinters. Currently Gensel works specifically with cross country, distance athletes and high jumpers along with his head coaching responsibilities.

During his tenure at Utah State, Gensel has coached the Aggies to 36 conference championships in both men’s and women’s cross country and track & field, including the women sweeping the 2012 Indoor and Outdoor WAC Track & Field Championships as well as the Aggie men winning the 2011 WAC Cross Country Championships. It also includes the USU men winning the triple crown of the WAC Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships during the 2009-10 season. The Aggie women have won four cross country and track & field titles since  2005, while the men have won 13 cross country and track & field titles over that same period. Gensel has coached 262 conference individual champions and 39 All-Americans.

In the 1998-99 school year, Gensel guided both the men’s and women’s track teams to Big West Conference Championships along with a first-ever women’s crown in cross country.

Gensel has been named the Conference Coach of the Year 38 times during his career including five coach of the year honors during the 2011-12 season, men’s cross country and outdoor track & field, women’s indoor and outdoor track & field and the women’s indoor NCAA Mountain Region.

Athletes to earn NCAA All-America status under Gensel include, John Kelly (javelin), Craig Carter (weight throw, hammer throw), Alisa Nicodemus (5,000m), Lance White (pole vault), James Parker (weight throw, hammer throw, discus), LaDonna Antoine (400m), Shane Bingham (1,500m, mile), Corey Murdock (400m hurdles, 400m), Mark Calvin (pole vault), Shae Jones-Bair (pole vault), Jane Durfey(400m hurdles), Dave Hoffman (high jump), Brett Guymon (400m hurdles), Trever Ball (cross country), Jennifer Twitchell (mile), Clint Silcock (high jump), Krista Larson (hammer throw), John Strang (heptathlon), Sonia Grabowska (pole vault), Will Henry (100m), Chari Hawkins (pentathlon/heptathlon), Nic Bowens (200m), and Cole Lambourne (400m).

A native of Long Beach, Calif., Gensel attended Utah State and was a middle-distance runner for the Aggies, finishing sixth in the 1,500-meters at the Pacific Coast Athletic Association Championships in 1981 (now the Big West Conference).

Gensel earned a bachelor’s degree in health in 1981 and earned a master’s in physical education with an emphasis in sport psychology in 1988, both from USU. He has been certified as a Level II coach by USA Track & Field, the national track and field governing body, and is also a Level I certified instructor.

He and his wife, Kaye, have four children: Chelsey, Janaea, Morgan and Britton.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:

* 38-time Conference Coach of the Year

* 36 Conference Championships

* 258 Conference Individual Champions

* 991 Academic All-Conference selections

* 39 All-Americans

AS MEN'S HEAD COACH:

* WAC Indoor Track Coach of the Year: (2008, 2010, 2011)

* WAC Indoor Champions: (2008, 2010, 2011)

* WAC Outdoor Track Coach of the Year: (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

* WAC Outdoor Champions: (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)

* WAC Cross Country Coach of the Year: (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,

2009, 2011)

* WAC Cross Country Champions: (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)

* NCAA Mountain Region Indoor Track Coach of the Year: (2007)

* Big West Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year:

(1992, 1993, 1994, 2002)

* Big West Conference Cross Country Champions:

(1992, 1993, 1994, 2002)

* Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track Coach of the Year: (1993)

* Mountain Pacific Sports Federations Champions: (1993)

* Big West Conference Outdoor Track Coach of the Year:

(1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003)

* Big West Conference Outdoor Track Champions:

(1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003)

* 177 Individual Conference Champions

* 404 Academic All-Conference selections

AS WOMEN'S HEAD COACH:

* WAC Indoor Track Coach of the Year: (2012)

* WAC Indoor Champions: (2012)

* WAC Outdoor Coach of the Year: (2012)

* WAC Outdoor Champions: (2012)

* WAC Cross Country Coach of the Year: (2006, 2008)

* WAC Cross Country Champions: (2006, 2008)

* NCAA Mountain Region Indoor Track Coach of the Year: (2012)

* Big West Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year: (1998)

* Big West Conference Cross Country Champions: (1998)

* Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of they Year: (1994)

* Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track Champions: (1994)

* Big West Conference Outdoor Track Coach of the Year:

(1995, 1997, 1998, 1999)

* Big West Conference Outdoor Track Champions:

(1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)

* 81 Individual Conference Champions

* 587 Academic All-Conference selections

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