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Carl Lewis named head track and field coach at UH

As usual, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but there have been some things that have occurred I wanted to comment about. One of them is that I was thrilled to hear the news that Olympic track and field legend Carl Lewis was named to be the new head track and field coach at the University of Houston. Lewis is taking over from fellow track legend Leroy Burrell, who is headed to coach at Auburn. Burrell in turn took over from the great Tom Tellez, who coached both Lewis and Burrell during their careers in addition to other Olympic-level runners like Mike Marsh, Kirk Baptiste, and Joe DeLoach.
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Carl Lewis and Will Blackburn to share Houston Cougars track and field coaching duties

Thirty years after Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell were part of a gold medal-winning relay team at the Barcelona Games, the two are once again handing off the baton. University of Houston announced Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medalist, as Burrell's successor to become the UH track and field head coach. Burrell departed the program in June.
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Legendary Olympian Carl Lewis Has Landed A Coaching Job

In the 1980s and 1990s, Carl Lewis was one of the most dominant track stars in the entire world. Now he's continuing his career in the world of track and field - this time as a head coach. On Thursday, the University of Houston track and field team announced that...
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Olympic Legend Carl Lewis Named Track Coach at University of Houston

The University of Houston named nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis as the university’s track and field coach Thursday. The university also named longtime assistant Will Blackburn as the Director of Track. “Will and Carl are both incredible representatives and products of the University of Houston, Houston Athletics and...
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Carl Lewis, Will Blackburn to head up UH track and field program

The most decorated sprinter/long jumper in Olympic history is now the new head coach of the men’s track and field program at the University of Houston. Carl Lewis was announced as the new head coach, while Will Blackburn was named the university’s director of track and field, the school announced Thursday morning.
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Carl Lewis named University of Houston track and field head coach

Carl Lewis, a nine-time Olympic champion, has been elevated to head track and field coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston. Lewis, the most decorated U.S. Olympic male track and field athlete, first came to Houston as a student-athlete in 1979, competing under Tom Tellez, who would coach Lewis throughout his professional career that ended in 1997.
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Carl Lewis, Will Blackburn take reins of UH track and field

After Leroy Burrell’s departure to Auburn, UH track and field is staying in-house as it begins a new era by naming Will Blackburn the program’s director and promoting Carl Lewis to fill the head coach position, the University announced Thursday morning. “Will and Carl are both incredible representatives...
Houston Chronicle

World track championships are in U.S. for first time. It's too late for Carl Lewis.

EUGENE, Ore. — Mary Lou Retton somersaulted her way into our consciousness and a nation rejoiced. Carl Lewis won four gold medals, waved an oversized American flag and no one even stood to salute. After the 1984 Olympics, the pixie-like Retton's smiling face turned up on TV screens, billboards...
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Gold Medal Winning Sprinter Carl Lewis Is 61 Today

Pamela Anderson is 55 (“Baywatch,” “Scary Movie 3”) Dan Aykroyd is 70 (“1941,” “Trading Places,” “Ghostbusters,” “Spies Like Us,” “Dragnet,” “My Stepmother Is An Alien,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Soul Man,” “Blues Brothers,” “Blues Brothers 2000,” “50 First Dates,” “Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to actress Donna Dixon since 1983)