Track and Field Coach Redwine Lands Prestigious Pan Am Position
Dec. 14, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
University of Kansas track and field team head coach Stanley Redwine has been named the U.S. men’s head coach for the 2007 Pan Am Games, which will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 13-29. Redwine is in his seventh season at the helm of the KU track and field programs and brings both international coaching and competition experience to his position.
As a coach, Redwine served as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He coached the men’s and women’s distance runners at the games under the direction of Arizona’s Fred Harvey and Purdue’s Monica Garvey. As a competitor, Redwine competed in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter events, capturing two silver medals at two Goodwill Games and two bronze medals at two Pan Am Games. He also was a member of World Championship track teams in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993, and is a two time 800-meter U.S. Champion.
In his new position, Redwine will work with the top-two finishers in the each event at U.S. Championships in July. Until then, Redwine will continue to guide the KU programs, which return to the indoor season Jan. 13, when it heads to Champaign, Ill., to compete in the Illini Classic.