Harry Marra

Founder | Gold Medal Motion LLC

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2012 Nike Coach of the Year

2016 IAAF World Athletics Coach of the Year

Coach Harry Marra has been called the maestro of the multi-events. He has close to 60 years experience in Track & Field, conditioning, athletic performance, youth physical fitness and higher education teaching and coaching. Coach Marra has traveled extensively around the world representing the USA with many athletes. Coach Marra served as Head Coach of the USA National Decathlon Team from 1990 to 2000 and was a founder of the USA/VISA Decathlon Program. During that time, the team set every possible World Record in the decathlon, highlighted by Dan O'Brien's gold-medal victory in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He also was the 2016 IAAF World Coach of the Year and the 2012 Nike Coach of the Year.

Coach Marra retired from day to day coaching immediately after the final Decathlon Event of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. There, his two athletes, Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton, won gold and bronze in the Decathlon and Heptathlon. No coach in the long history of the Olympic Games has ever accomplished this feat.  Ashton broke 11 World Records under the tutelage of Coach Marra. Since then, Coach Marra has traveled the world coaching and teaching young coaches. It has been well documented that Coach Marra "has a keen eye for technical flaws in all aspects of sport and human movement." Gold Medal Motion (GMM) is an outgrowth of that teaching.

Coach Harry Marra with GMM provides in-depth analysis and correction of athletic movement skills - an incredibly important aspect in most performance athletics. Coach Marra not only points out the technical flaw you or your athlete might have in a sport skill, but more importantly, shows you exactly where and why the technique broke down. He then writes a simple training plan on how to correct the problem. Coach Marra has successfully accomplished this unique teaching approach over his entire career, evidenced by being the recipient of the prestigious George Dales Teaching Excellence in Track and Field Award in 2017. Coach Marra has developed this art of communication and instruction with athletes from grade school all the way through to the Olympic Games. 

GMM is proud to partner with DoGo Athletic Advisors to help bring about excellence to you as you prepare to transition to the next level in your game.  

Ashton Eaton 

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Decathlon

Olympic Bronze Medalist, Heptathlon

“Harry Marra is the best coach / teacher in the world, hands down.  Coach Marra’s passion for teaching and coaching athletes and coaches is unrivaled.  You will definitely benefit from his event analysis.  He explains complex movement skills into simple, easy to understand concepts.”


Gold Medal Motion Services

If you are interested in booking an in-person or group training session with Coach Marra, please reach out to us at info@dogoathleticadvisors.com or (518) 419-9555.