San Pedro, California
Track and Field Coach
One of the most successful track and field coaches in the world, Bob Kersee has coached athletes to more than 20 Olympic medals. Although he retired from professional coaching at UCLA in 1993, he continues to coach as a volunteer. An alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club of San Pedro, he credits the support of Club staff with helping to get him where he is today. With wife Jackie Joyner-Kersee, he helped to establish the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Boys & Girls Club and serves as board president. In this role, he can coach young people to live up to their full potential.