Side by Side: Mark, Leisa Rosen Earn 400th Win at Michigan

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 13th, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

Michigan head coach Mark Rosen alongside his wife and associate head coach Leisa earned their 400th victory with the Wolverines on Friday as the team outlasted Ohio State in five sets on the road.

The Rosens came to Michigan in 1999 and have led their teams to a 400-246 record including . The pair has led the Wolverines to 16 NCAA appearances, including the national semifinals in 2012, the Elite Eight in 2009 and six Sweet 16 berths.

Under the Rosens, Michigan has posted 59 wins over Top 25 opponents and has been ranked or received votes in each of the last 11 seasons. Their teams have posted at least 20 wins in 12 of the last 15 seasons including 27-win efforts in 2009 and 2012, and notched 10 or more Big Ten wins nine times.

Mark reached the 600 win milestone back on Sept. 7 with a win over Oakland, including a 57-12 record in two seasons at Cal State Bakersfield, a 134-16 mark in four years at Northern Michigan and an 18-9 mark effort in a year at Boise State.

The Rosens are one of 11 known married couples on Division I coaching staffs.

Bryant’s Theresa Garlacy and assistant coach/husband Ted boast a 509-335 record in 23 years on staff together, while Wichita State’s Chris Lamb has posted a 422-168 mark with wife Shannon on staff, first as an assistant coach and currently as the director of operations.

The Rosens are next on the wins list among the married couples.

Head Coach Spouse Position Years
Theresa Garlacy Ted Garlacy Assistant Coach 23rd
Chris Lamb Shannon Lamb Dir. Of Ops/Formerly Assistant 19th
Mark Rosen Leisa Rosen Associate Head Coach 20th
Lauren Steinbrecher Casey Steinbrecher Associate Head Coach 9th
Jolene Shephardson Aaron Shepardson Associate Head Coach 8th
Keith Schunzel Briana Schunzel Director of Operations 4th
Kevin Hambly Mary Hambly Director of Operations 2nd
Joy McKienzie-Fuerbringer Matt Fuerbringer Associate Head Coach 2nd
Lindsey Gray-Walton Kyle Walton Volunteer Assistant 1st
Pete Hoyer Lorelle Hoyer Assistant Coach 1st
Evan Muys Kayla Muys Assistant Coach 1st
Tom Mendoza Megan Mendoza Director of Operations 1st
Kristen Wright Doug Wright Volunteer Assistant 1st

In VolleyMob’s research, another married couple – Meghan and Daniel Magnusson – arose. The pair are currently an assistant coach and volunteer assistant respectively on the UNC Wilmington coaching staff. Daniel is in his first year with the team, while Meghan is in her third.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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