Late track and field legend best known for coaching the 1968 U.S. Olympic team which won a record 24 medals. He led Occidental College to ten league titles and two NAIA track and field championships.
He won two national titles as a track and field athlete at the University of Southern California and was a member of the team which set a world record in the 440-yard relay.
He set an individual world record in the 80+ age group with a time of 30.89 seconds in the 200 meter dash.
He was married to a woman named Margie for 66 years until her death in 2006.
He coached track and field athlete Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympic Games.