Merrilyn Porter enters her first season as an assistant dance coach.
Merrilyn grew up in Utah and Wyoming, dancing competitively in high school with an emphasis in lyrical jazz and military. She also participated in spearheading the swing dance club and choreographed waltz, swing, and country swing dancing.
She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in landscape management in 2015. While in college she continued dancing in lyrical jazz and learning modern dance.
Merrilyn served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Malaga Spain from 2012-14.
She and her husband, Nick, who serves as the Director of Athletic Communications, reside in Buena Vista and have one son and one on the way.