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Trish Marsh
Trish Marsh

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Missouri S&T, 1992

Trish Marsh returns to the sidelines for her sixth year as the Lady Bears' associate head coach in 2012-13. Marsh made the move across town in April of 2007 after seven seasons as head coach Nyla Milleson's top assistant at Drury. Marsh also spent seven years on Milleson's staff at Springfield (Mo.) Glendale High School prior to making the jump to DU in 1999.

As associate head coach, Marsh supervises the Lady Bears' off-season strength and conditioning program, oversees the program's compliance measures and assists with practice and game preparations. Marsh also helps oversee Lady Bear Basketball Camp operations during the summer months.

Marsh's recruiting efforts have helped land 10 all-conference honorees for MSU over the past three seasons alone, as well as either an MVC Freshman or Newcomer of the Year award in each of her first four seasons at MSU, including 2010 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year Casey Garrison. Additionally, Christiana Shorter was named the league's Freshman of the Year in 2010, becoming the second straight Lady Bear to earn the league's top rookie honor after Garrison earned the same distinction in 2009. Highlighted by Garrison's four consecutive First-Team All-MVC honors, just the sixth time in league history a player has accomplished that feat, last year's haul hiked MSU's total number of all-conference citations to 18 (by nine different players) during her five years on the Lady Bear bench.

While at Drury, Marsh helped construct a program that won five conference titles and made five straight NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. The Lady Panthers made four trips to the Sweet 16 in that period, highlighted by a national runner-up finish in 2003-04 when Drury finished 36-2. Over a three-year period between the 2003-04 and 2005-06 seasons, DU posted the top winning percentage in all of Division II women's basketball, going 95-7 over that span.

A native of Marshfield, Mo., the former Trish Van Diggelen was the Lady Jays' basketball most valuable player in 1987 and 1988. As a senior in 1988, Marsh helped lead Marshfield High to a perfect 32-0 mark and Class 3A state title. Marsh went on to a standout four-year basketball career at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), where she broke virtually every three-point shooting record in school history and led the nation in Division II three-point percentage as a freshman. A 2011 inductee into the Missouri S&T Athletics Hall of Fame, she remains the Miners' sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,125 points.

Marsh, who overcame a year-long battle with breast cancer in 2006-07, received the Missouri Valley Conference's Most Courageous Award in February 2011. The honor is bestowed upon past or present MVC student-athletes, coaches and university administrators who demonstrate unusual courage in the face of personal illness, adversity or tragedy and whose behaviors reflect honor on the institution or the conference. She was also honored by the Springfield Women's Intersport Network as the organization's 2009 Courage Award winner in recognition of her triumph over breast cancer and her continued influence as a role model in women's athletics.

Marsh and her husband, Marty, have two children, Mitchell and Madison.

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