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    Long Beach State’s LaTanya Sheffield named head coach for Team USA women for Paris Olympics
    • February 23, 2024

    LONG BEACH — Long Beach State track and field coach LaTanya Sheffield was named head women’s coach for Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics. She will also work with Team USA’s sprinters and hurdlers.

    Sheffield previously served as the USA National Team women’s head coach for the 2022 World Championships. She has been selected for two previous Olympics coaching positions, leading the U.S. women’s national team’s sprints, hurdles, and relays at the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She was also head coach for the women’s track and field program as Team USA won 18 combined medals at the 2019 Pan American Games.

    At Long Beach State, her teams have won seven Big West championships in 10 years, with the men claiming five titles and the women claiming two over the last three years.

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    ​ Orange County Register