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About Maurice Wilson

Maurice Wilson, who is the current head coach at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, has an impressive leadership resume. Maurice Wilson has represented Jamaica’s national track and field team at the Olympics and World Championships as a coach, head coach and technical director.

The coach of five individual medalists at the World Junior Championships, head coach of Holmwood Technical High School, winner of nine consecutive Girls National Champions. Coach of 13 Penn Relay Championship of America winning teams. Level 5-Certified IAAF coach in Sprint and Hurdles. Author of Sprinting the Jamaican Way.

In 2017, Maurice Wilson was honored by the government of Jamaica with the Order of Distinction for Wilson’s contribution to sports in Jamaica, in particular track and field. Mr. Wilson also supports and participates in many local charity events and causes. Maurice also does Sports Analysis work on nationally televised Track & Field events.

Achievements

  • Principal of GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports
  • Head Coach of GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports
  • OIympic Coach of Jamaica’s National Track & Field Team
  • Founder and Head Coach of SprinTec Track Club
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Conference Panel Speaker
  • Sports TV Analysis

Educational Achievements

  • 2004-2010: G.C. Foster College of Physical Education & Sport Lecturer
    Track and Field and Fitness Methods
  • 2006-2008: Nova University Master in Science Degree
  • 2001-2003: G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
  • 1987-1990: Mico Teachers College
    Diploma in Teacher Education

The Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) appointed Wilson to serve in various capacities at the following international events:

Olympics
Coach
Athens, Greece 2004
Beijing, China 2008
Head Coach
London, Great Britain 2012
Rio, Brazil 2016

World Championships
Head Coach
Paris, France 2003
Helsinki, Finland 2005
Osaka, Japan 2007
Berlin, Germany 2009
Technical Director
Daegu, South Korea 2011
Moscow, Russia 2013
Beijing, China 2015
London, Great Britain 2017

World Junior Championships
Coach
Santiago, Chile 2000
Head Coach
Kingston, Jamaica 2002
Grosseto, Italy 2004
Beijing, China 2006

Commonwealth Games
Coach
Birmingham, England 2002
Head Coach
Delhi, India 2010

Individual Athletes’ Coaching Achievements

Senior Level Competition

  • Rasheed Dwyer:
    2011 World University Champion 200m [20.20secs];
    2011 World University 200m gold medalist
  • Lanceford Spence:
    2005 World Championships,
    2005. 4x400m bronze medalist;
    2010 Commonwealth Games 200m silver medalist
  • Anastacia Leroy:
    2007 World Championships silver medalist in 4x400m relay;
    2011 Central American and Caribbean Games, 200m bronze medalist

nwealth Games 200m silver medalist

  • Anastacia Leroy:
    2007 World Championships silver medalist in 4x400m relay;
    2011 Central American and Caribbean Games, 200m bronze medalist

Junior Level Competition

No other Jamaican junior coach has had more success than Maurice Wilson at World Youth Games (WYG) and World Junior Games (WJG) in terms of medals won by athletes previously coached.

Below is a listing of former Holmwood Technical High School athletes coached by Maurice Wilson and the medals won at WYG and WJG.

Geineve Russell
Schillonie Calvert
Sheryl Morgan
Sonita Sutherland
Anneisha McLaughlin

In addition to the above athletes, there are also relay medalists like Leroy Wilkins, Shaunette Davidson, Nadine Palmer, Nyoka Cole, Tracy Rowe, and Karen Gayle who were quite instrumental in ensuring Jamaica’s quality performances at the WYG and WJG meets.

In 2000, Jamaica placed second in the WJG 4 X 400m relay with three Holmwood athletes. McLaughlin, Gayle and Morgan joined with Melaine Walker to win the silver medal.

In 2004, Jamaica placed second at world juniors in the 4 X 100m relay with three Holmwood athletes. McLaughlin, Calvert and Tracy Rowe were joined by Nikeisha Anderson and won the Silver medal.

Almost all medal winning world junior and world youth relays from 2000 (McLaughlin, Gayle, Morgan) to the present (Russell, Gordon) had at least one Holmwood athlete on its roster.