Maurice Wilson is new principal of GC Foster College
Maurice Wilson

Jamaica’s senior track and field coach Maurice Wilson is the new principal of GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports.

David Mais, chairman of the institution’s board, announced the appointment on Friday, 31 January.

Wilson has acted in the post since the departure of former principal Dr Joyce Graham Royal in 2017. Wilson, who joined the GC Foster College staff in 2003, served as lecturer, principal lecturer and vice-principal.

Wilson, the founder and head coach of Sprintec Track and Field Club, coached Ristanana Tracey to bronze in the women’s 400m hurdles at the London 2017 World Athletics Championships.

Demish Gaye, Sashalee Forbes, Rhonda Whyte, Natasha Morrison, Anastasia LeRoy and Rasheed Dwyer are just some of the national representatives at Sprintec.

Wilson has led several Jamaica’s coaching staff to Olympic Games and World Championships.

He attended four Olympic Games, the last two as head coach. He went to nine World Championships, serving as a coach, head coach and technical director.

He is a World Athletics (IAAF) Level 5-certified coach in sprint and hurdles. He led Holmwood to 10 titles, nine straight from 2003 at Boys and Girls Champs.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.