Maryland's Valmon to coach Olympic track team

Maryland head track coach Andrew Valmon has been submitted as the most likely leader of the U.S. men's team in London, according to Reuters. From today's earlier story on Valmon's nomination:

Collegiate coaches Andrew Valmon and Amy Deem have been selected to lead U.S. athletics teams at the 2012 London Olympics, USA Track and Field (USATF) announced Thursday.

Maryland's Valmon will coach the American men and Miami's Deem will direct the women.

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The Maryland coach since 2003, Valmon has prior international-level experience as head of the 2010 U.S. men's world indoor championships team. He also worked as an assistant coach in the 2009 outdoor championships and had previously served in a relay coach role for USA Track & Field, according to the University.


The nominations by USA Track & Field, still need approval from U.S. Olympic Committee's CEO Scott Blackmun, Bloomberg reports.