Kent State’s Biggin Signs Contract Extension
Biggin signs extension through 2015-16 academic year
KENT, Ohio – Brice Biggin, head coach of Kent State University's gymnastics program, signed a contract extension through the 2015-16 academic year, Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen announced today.
A member of Kent State's gymnastics family since he was a student-athlete in 1980, Biggin is in his 21st year as head coach for the Golden Flashes.
The 2011 National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Head Coach of the Year led the Golden Flashes to their first trip to the NCAA Championships in program history. The Golden Flashes completed the season with their highest ranking in program history at No. 12.
Since being named head coach in 1992, Biggin has been selected the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year eight times, NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year two times and NCAA Central Region Coach of the Year in 2001. Biggin has led the Golden Flashes to seven MAC regular season titles and seven MAC tournament crowns.
At the end of the 2011 calendar year, Biggin was one of 10 Kent State University employees honored by Kent State President Lester A. Lefton as a recipient of a President's Excellence Award.
Academically, Kent State gymnastics has been a leader in the classroom. Last semester, the team combined for a 3.44 team grade-point average, good for third-best among the university's 16 athletic programs.