Utah State University assistant track coach Greg Gensel has been named as the Aggies' new head track coach, taking over for Ralph Maughan, who retired after 37 years.

Gensel, 32, a Long Beach, Calif., native and 1981 USU graduate, is a former middle-distance runner for the Aggies. His best competitive accomplishment was a sixth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the 1981 PCAA meet.

Gensel has been a USU assistant for six years.