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Andrew Valmon Named U.S. Track & Field Head Coach for 2012 Olympic Games


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - USA Track And Field has announced the appointment of former Seton Hall standout, Andrew Valmon, as men's head coach for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Valmon is no stranger to the Olympics, having won gold in the 4x400-meter relay in the 1988 and 1992 games.

"It's an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to lead the U.S. contingent in this role," said Valmon. "I will have a lot of work ahead but I am looking forward to the challenge and I am very excited"

A 1987 Seton Hall graduate, Valmon won two outdoor BIG EAST 400-Meter Championships and was part of two gold medal relay efforts his senior year. In addition, he was a three time All-American in outdoor track and field.

Valmon has been the head track & field coach at Maryland since 2003, where he has coached nine All-Americans. Prior to his time with the Terps, he spent eight years at Georgetown, beginning as an assistant and working his way up to becoming head coach of the Hoyas.

Valmon's international coaching experience includes a stint as an assistant coach at the 2009 Outdoor World Championships in Berlin, Germany before being promoted to head coach at the 2010 Indoor World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

"It is a great honor to have a member of our program go on to become the head Olympic Coach," said longtime Seton Hall coach John Moon. "Andrew is a wonderful individual who is extremely qualified to lead the U.S. to the most competitive Olympics in 2012. His energy and enthusiasm will radiate and bring success for the U.S.A. track and field team."