2017 NCO Coach of the Year: Austin Marsden
Dover, Delaware -- Austin Marsden has been named Coach of the Year by the 2017 National Collegiate Open presented by X-Athletic.
Marsden serves as the volunteer assistant coach for Army West Point. His athletes have recognized him as a key mentor throughout the season.
Under Marsden's mentorship, two Black Knights were crowned National Collegiate Open Champions (Luke Weiland and Noah Stewart) and two additional athletes, Cael McCormick and Nigel Ruiz, also earned All-American honors.
Weiland's and Stewart's victories mark only the second time in the nine-year history of the National Collegiate Open that Army West Point has crowned a champion. With this year's results, the Black Knights have also doubled their total all-time NCO All-Americans honors from four to eight.
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