Olympic gold medalist Quincy Watts joins USC track staff

Quincy Watts, who won two gold medals in the 1992 Olympics, is returning to USC as a member of the track and field coaching staff, the school announced Monday.

Watts will be a sprints coach after working the last two years as distance coach at Cal State Northridge.

“He was a great athlete here at USC and fits in well with our desire to add to the unparalleled legacy of the Trojan track and field program,” Caryl Smith Gilbert, USC’s director of track and field, said in a statement. “Quincy is a really good person and did a great job as a coach at CS Northridge and I look forward to working with him.”

Watts starred on the track for the Trojans and also was a wide receiver for USC’s football team in 1990.


He won gold at the Barcelona Games in the 400 meters and in the 1,600-meter relay.

Watts coached previously at Harvard-Westlake High and at Woodland Hills Taft, his alma mater.


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