Thursday, September 12, 2013
Carl Lewis joins Houston track coaching staff
HOUSTON -- Olympic great and former University of Houston star Carl Lewis is joining the track and field coaching staff at his alma mater.
The school said Thursday that the nine-time Olympic gold medalist is joining Cougars head coach Leroy Burrell as a volunteer coach.
In all, Lewis won 10 Olympic medals and 10 world championship medals in his career. The six-time All-American won six national titles and nine individual conference titles in two seasons at Houston.
He held the world record in the men's 100-meter dash from 1991 until Burrell broke it in 1994. The two were part of the U.S. relay team that set the 100-meter world record at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.