UCLA Great Bob Kersee named finalist for U.S. Olympic Committee Annual Coaching Awards

June 8, 2006

The United States Olympic Committee announced Bruin great Bobby Kersee as a finalist for its National Coach of the Year honors. The awards will be presented, June 23 during the Night of Champions event at the U.S. Olympic Assembly in La Jolla, Calif.

The 2005 USA Track & Field Nike Coach of the Year, Kersee was the women's sprints/hurdles coach for Team USA at the 2005 IAAF World Outdoor Championships. Kersee served as the personal coach to Allyson Felix and UCLA great Michelle Perry, both of whom won gold medals at the 2005 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Felix won the women's 200m and Perry won the 100m hurdles. Both women also won their events at the USA Outdoor Championships and were #1 ranked in their events.

Since 1994, Kersee has been a volunteer on the Bruin women's track & field staff. From 1985-93, he was UCLA's head coach. Along with Felix and Perry, Kersee in his career has also coached such UCLA standouts as Florence Griffith-Joyner, Gail Devers, Joanna Hayes, Sheena Johnson and his wife, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the world record-holder in the heptathlon.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS