Andy Marsh
Andy Marsh

Position:
Assistant to the Head Coach

Experience:
Fourth Season


Andy Marsh is in his fourth year of his second stint on the MSU staff after previously serving as a graduate assistant from 2005 to 2007. Marsh is a four year letterwinner for the Green and White for both the cross country and track & field teams. Marsh brings with him a wealth of administrative experience after serving as the assistant athletic director at Seabury Hall in Makawao, Hawaii. At Seabury, Marsh assisted in the management of all home athletic event operations. He was also the co-director of an after school athletic development program for offseason athletes to gain strength, speed and endurance.

"Andy is coming in to help us in numerous categories. He is going to help us with operations in terms of really helping with meet management. He brings with him a skill set that is very broad. He has run most of our meets the past few years and has helped with the cross country and high school meets. Now we are able to bring him formally to help with everything. He will also create a bit of continuity as when people call the office, he is going to be around and field the calls. He will also be able to help us better plan our major events, which are very important to us into the evolution of our program," said Drenth.

During Marsh's previous stint with the Spartans, he assisted with the day-to-day team operations by helping arrange team travel as well as recruiting. Marsh was also instrumental in the organization of both the Spartan Cross Country Invitational and the Spartan Track & Field Invitational each year. He has served as the meet director for both invitationals and has helped them both grow and prosper over the past five years.

As a Spartan student-athlete, Marsh was a three-time NCAA All-Region honoree (2001-02, 2004) as well as an All-Big Ten selection in 2001 in cross country. The two-time captain of both the cross country and track & field teams also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2001 and 2002. In 2002, Marsh narrowly missed All-America honors as he was the top male finisher for MSU at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 30:40.1 for 41st overall. Marsh was named MSU's most improved runner following both the 2001 and 2002 seasons at the team banquet.

Marsh obtained his bachelor's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis on health promotions and exercise leadership from MSU in 2005, and his master's degree in kinesiology with emphasis on sports administration and coaching education in 2007.