In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Arizona Cardinals hire Olympic gold medalist as speed coach

Published Add your comment

Football News

The Arizona Cardinals have today employed former Olympic 110m hurdles champion, Roger Kingdom to help improve the team's strength and conditioning.

Kingdom, who won gold medals at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, has been hired specifically to work as the Cardinals speed coach.

He will join fellow newcomers to the coaching staff, Buddy Morris and Pete Alosi.

And you would certainly expect him to know what he is talking about when it comes to pace.

Kingdom set a world record in his event in 1989 which stood for four years.

He also has previous on the gridiron having played two years of college football at the University of Pittsburgh before focussing on the track.

It was at Pittsburgh where he has honed his coaching skills also, spending time with both the football and track teams in the past.

The move comes as the Cardinals continue to overhaul their backroom staff having fired strength coach John Lott last week.

The Cardinals finished last season with a 10-6 record and Kingdom will be hoping to get his ideas across as early as this offseason.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again