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Amy Deem enters her 18th season at the University of Miami. As the head women's track and field coach she has built the women's track program from modest beginnings into one of the nation's up-and-coming powers. Before her arrival the Hurricanes had never had an athlete record an NCAA qualifying mark. Since taking over the women's track program in 1990, Deem has guided 35 student-athletes to a combined 126 All-America honors and seven individual National Championships, including 2004 NCAA 100-meter Champion Lauryn Williams and 2005 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor shot put champion Kim Barrett. Deem, served as President of the United States Track Coaches Association from 2003-05, has been honored as the USTCA South Region Coach of the Year in three of the last four seasons, and in 1998 was named the USA Track and Field Florida Coach of the Year. In 2002 she was honored as the United States Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year for Track and Field. In addition, Deem served three seasons (1998-2000) as the Event Coordinator for Sprints and Hurdles for the USA Track and Field Coaches Education Program, and in 2001 served as head coach of the USATF Junior National team that competed in England and Scotland. In the summer of 2003 Deem served as the Explosive Events Coach (sprints and hurdles) for the United States at the Pan American games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Deem has coached some of the top sprinters and hurdlers in the world including 2004 NCAA 100-meter champion and Olympic Silver medalist Lauryn Williams, five-time NCAA Champion Gillian Russell and 1999 NCAA Champion Yolanda McCray, two-time Olympian Patrina Allen, and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist in the 200-meters Debbie Ferguson.
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