The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced the hiring of ROGER KINGDOM as assistant strength & conditioning coach. He joins the staff that also includes strength & conditioning coach Buddy Morris and assistant strength & conditioning coach Pete Alosi.
A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in the 110-meter hurdles in 1984 and 1988, Kingdom is a former world and American record holder and one of only two runners to ever win consecutive Olympic titles in the 110-meter hurdles.
Kingdom has spent the past 10 years as the Director of the Track & Field and Cross Country programs at California University of Pennsylvania.
He is a five-time United States outdoor champion (1985, 1988-90, 1995) and won gold medals at the Pan American Games (1983, 1985), the World Cup (1989) the World University Games (1989) and the Goodwill Games (1990). Kingdom set the world record of 12.92 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles in 1989, a time that would last until it was broken in 1993. He was named the 1989 USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year, the 1989 Jesse Owens International Amateur Athlete of the Year and the Track and Field News 1989 Athlete of the Year.
A Vienna, GA native, Kingdom was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2005 after previously being inducted into the Georgia State Hall of Fame and the Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2002.
He attended the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship and also excelled on the school's track team where he won the NCAA outdoor national championship in the 110-meter hurdles in 1983 and the NCAA indoor national championship in the 55-meter hurdles in 1984.
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