Carl Lewis joins Houston Cougars' track coaching staff

Monday September 1st, 2014

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis will join the track and field coaching staff at the University of Houston, the school announced Monday

Lewis served as a volunteer coach with the team last season and will join the staff on a full-time basis this year. 

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Lewis won Olympic medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100-meter relay and the long jump. He will coach Houston in sprints and jumps.

Lewis, 53, competed collegiately for Houston. Current Houston head coach Leroy Burrell was Lewis' teammate with the Cougars and the Olympic team.

- Dan Gartland

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