Marcie VanDusen, Head Coach, W. Wrestling
May 2, 2011:
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Menlo College welcomes 2008 Olympian Marcie VanDusen as only the second head coach in its women's wrestling program history.
"We are extremely fortunate to hire someone of Marcie's caliber to continue the great tradition left behind by Lee Allen," Menlo College Athletic Director Keith Spataro said. "We are pleased to be the first intercollegiate wrestling program to hire a female head coach and, in doing so, set the trend for many others to follow."
VanDusen spent eight years as a member of the U.S. National Team, culminating with a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team and a ninth-place finish at the Beijing Games. During her stretch on the U.S. National Team, VanDusen was a 2004 World University champion and 2008 World Cup gold medalist, and also represented the U.S. as a member of the 2007 World Team. She is a two-time national champion.
VanDusen currently coaches the California USA Wrestling women's team which she led to a dominant first-place performance at the National Junior Duals in 2009.
"It is an honor to be the head coach of the women's wrestling program at Menlo College," said VanDusen.
Within USA Wrestling, VanDusen is a proven leader as a member of the Board of Directors. She has also served on the Executive Committee, Women's Sports Committee, and Athletes Advisory Committee. VanDusen graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2010 with a BA in Geography & Environmental Studies.