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After more than four decades in athletics, as a competitor, coach and administrator, senior associate athletic director Fern Gardner left her post at Utah, where she served in various capacities for 21 years.

After coaching at her alma mater, Utah State, for seven years, Gardner moved to Utah in 1975 to become the womens head basketball coach and womens athletic director.

During her eight-year tenure as coach, Gardners teams won seven conference championships and compiled a 174-64 record, an average of 22 wins per season. The 1976-77 team went 26-3 and finished No. 7 in the nation.

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