Impressive new staff added by Director of Track and Field Mike Maynard.
In his first season with the UCLA track and field programs, Maurice Greene will be a volunteer assistant coach. One of the greatest sprinters of all-time, Greene will provide his insight and experience as a four-time Olympic medalist and a five-time world champion.
The dominant 100m sprinter of his era, Greene won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens in the same time in which he won the 2000 Olympic gold medal (9.87). Despite an injury-shortened season in 2001, Greene remained firmly atop the world in the 100m that year, winning his third World Championships 100m gold. Greene suffered patella tendonitis throughout the season, and a quadriceps injury sustained during the world outdoor final affected his 2002 and 2003 seasons.
In 2001, Greene also received recognition as USATF's Visa Humanitarian of the Year Award, in part for the work he does with the Maurice Greene Finish the Race Youth Foundation, which he founded in 2001 in his hometown of Kansas City, Kan.
Greene owns three of the four fastest times in history of 100m with a 9.79 former WR, 9.80 and 9.82. He has run 52 sub-10 seconds 100m races, more than any other sprinter in history. He added two Olympic gold medals to his five career World Championships at the 2000 Games in Sydney, winning the 100m and 4x100m relay.
On February 4, 2008, Greene announced his retirement from track and field in Beijing.
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