Jamaica Gleaner / Stephen Francis has stepped down as head coach of the very successful MVP Track and Field Club.
In a release today, president Bruce James, said Stephen Francis, a co-founder of the club in 1999, will now focus on ‘providing private coaching services to select individual athletes.’
Francis has been replaced as head coach at MVP by his brother, Paul, who has attained Level IV IAAF coaching certification in sprints and hurdles.
Both Stephen and Paul will continue as coaches at the University of Technology (UTech). The new structure has been in place since September 1, the release said.
Under Stephen’s guidance the MVP Track Club which is based at UTech, earned 56 IAAF World Championships and 28 Olympic medals; 25 National records, three Olympic records and five world records.
Stephen Francis recently received the Order Of Jamaica for his outstanding contribution to track and field.