HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University Director of Track & Field Maurice Pierce has been named an assistant coach for Team USA for this summer's IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Beijing, China.
The meet will take place on Aug. 22-30.
Pierce will coach the team's sprinters and hurdlers.
"This is one of the highest coaching accolades I've received so far," Pierce said. "I've coached Olympians and world champions at the individual level, but from a team standpoint, this is the highest appointment I've had. To coach the sprinters for Team USA, the most powerful country in the world, it's a great honor."
Pierce is in his 13th season overall at Hampton, and his third as the Director of Track & Field, overseeing both programs. So far this season, his Lady Pirates won their fifth straight MEAC indoor championship, and he has already overseen four All-Americans this year.