Redwine and Weaver to Serve on Team USA at 2020 Olympics
LAWRENCE, Kansas – Kansas Track and Field head coach Stanley Redwine has been selected to serve as a men’s Assistant Coach – Distance, and former Kansas Relays Meet Director Tim Weaver will serve as the Head Manager for Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, USA Track and Field (USATF) announced on Wednesday, as Redwine will coach in his first Olympic Games.
“It’s very exciting to be able to work with Team USA. It’s something that I have always wanted to do and the opportunity presented itself,” Redwine said. “I look forward to getting the opportunity to coach among some other great coaches and some of the best athletes in the world.”
Entering his 20th season at Kansas, Redwine is a five-time Big 12 Champion, while coaching 12 individual champions, 284 All-Americans, eight Olympians throughout his career. Redwine previously served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2015 Pan-American Games.
Between his years as a head coach at Kansas and Tulsa and as an assistant coach at Arkansas, Redwine has coached teams to 23 national titles, including the Kansas women winning the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Oregon.
In his professional athletic career, Redwine qualified for five-consecutive U.S. Olympic Trials between 1980 and 1996, while also competing for Team USA at the World Championships in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993. Redwine was also a two-time U.S. 800-meter champion.
Weaver previously served as the meet director of the Kansas Relays from 2000 to 2006, and has served on 21 International Staffs as a manager, coach and team leader, including as a manager for the Olympic Teams in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
“It is a privilege to serve these athletes as they aim for the podium on their world’s largest stage. There’s no higher honor then doing so for Team USA,” Weaver said. “None of this would be possible without my time at KU, the mentors and experiences I had there, I very much go to Tokyo as a Jayhawk.”
Redwine and Weaver join a men’s coaching staff headed by Michael Holloway, head men’s and women’s coach at the University of Florida. Darryl Woodson will serve as the sprints/hurdles coach, Nat Page as the jumps/combined events coach, Gary Aldrich as the throws coach.
The 2020 Olympics, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan, take place from July 24, 2020 to August 9, 2020. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be the 22nd in the games history, including the second Summer Olympic Games to take place in Tokyo.