Carl Lewis joins Houston track coaching staff

Carl Lewis joins Houston track coaching staff

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Carl Lewis at reception celebrating the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. hosted by Bill Dean, CEO of MC Dean on October 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Audi)

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The Associated Press

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- 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.

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