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Artie Gulden
Head Cross Country Coach/Distance

Artie Gulden, a former distance runner at Bucknell University, is in his first year as an assistant head cross country coach at Utah State. His main responsibility with the Aggies is working with the distance runners.

Gulden comes to Utah State after spending the previous two seasons at Idaho State, where he worked with the Bengals’ distance runners.

During his time at Idaho State, Gulden coached Kylie Hutchison, who earned all-Big Sky Conference and all-Mountain Region honors last season. 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 before passing away in the spring of 2001 due to complications related to his lengthy battle with cancer. 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 (11), and two daughters, Allie (9) and Anna (6).

Sarah Griggs
Assistant Cross Country / Track & Field Coach

Sarah Griggs is in her third year as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Utah State, helping coach the Aggie distance runners.

In 2016, Griggs helped coach 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.

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.

Griggs was the team manager for Utah State’s cross country and track & field teams during the 2014-15 season.

Prior to Utah State, Griggs was the team manager for BYU’s track & field program during the 2013-14 season. She also worked with the women’s distance team during that year.

In 2013, Griggs was the team manager when both of BYU’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. The men placed fourth, while the women finished 28th.

Griggs earned her bachelor’s degree in science, exercise and wellness from BYU in 2014 and she is now working on her master’s degree in social work.

The native of Colorado Springs, Colo., was a member of the track & field, cross country and basketball teams at Thomas B. Doherty High School, where she earned a combined seven letters. She was a team captain for both her basketball and track & field teams.

Griggs, who is the youngest of six children, served an LDS Church Mission in Nicaragua from 2011-13.