Name: Ed Temple
Sport: Track and Field
DOB: 9/20/1927
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pa.
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Beechcroft High School (Columbus, Ohio); Harrisburg High School (Harrisburg, Pa.)
College: Tennessee State University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympic coach (1960, 1964)
  • Rome 1960 Olympic Games
  • Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games
Personal: Was a standout athlete and state-champion sprinter at Harrisburg High School...Posted a personal-best 9.7 second 100-yard dash while attending Tennessee State University...Began coaching at Tennessee State University in 1950, when his team consisted of just two athletes...Worked at the campus post office to make ends meet during the beginning of his coaching career...Received a master’s degree in sociology from Tennessee State in 1953...Served as classroom professor for many years in addition to coaching...Head coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s track teams in 1960 and 1964...Outspoken advocate for equality during the civil rights movement...Retired from coaching in 1994...Father to two children, Edwina and Lloyd.