Stephen Francis has stepped down as head coach at MVP Track Club and has been replaced by his brother Paul Francis.
On Saturday, the club revealed that the changes actually came into effect on September 1.
Stephen Francis, who previously held the position of Head Coach of the MVP Track & Field Club, will now provide private coaching services to select individual athletes.
MVP coach for 17 years
Paul, who has been a coach at the club for 17 years, co-founded MVP with his brother in September 1999. He has since distinguished himself nationally and internationally as a coach and administrator of athletics. Paul has attained the Level IV IAAF Coaching Certification in the sprints and hurdles.
Paul is also one of the highest ranked IAAF Technical Officials in Jamaica and is designated as an Area Technical Official “ATO” in NACAC by the IAAF.
Both Paul and Stephen Francis will continue in their roles as track and field coaches at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Jamaica’s most successful track and field club
The MVP Track and Field Club is the most successful track club in Jamaica preparing some of Jamaica’s and the world’s best athletes who have won 56 IAAF World Championship medals, 28 Olympic medals, 25 Jamaican National Records, three Olympic Records and five World Records.
Some of the athletes coached by the club include Asafa Powell, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Melaine Walker, Brigette Foster-Hylton, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Shericka Williams, and Kaliese Spencer.
Hurdlers such as Melaine Walker will now be coached by 2009 sprint hurdles World Champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton.
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