Cheeseborough Departs for 2008 Summer Olympics
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Cheeseborough Departs for 2008 Summer Olympics


TSU Tigerbelle head coach Chandra Cheeseborough will be making her fourth Olympic appearance, this time as a coach. Cheeseborough, a three-time Olympic athlete and multiple-medal winner, becomes the second Tennessee State University track and field head coach to garner an Olympic coaching assignment. She follows the legendary Edward S. Temple, who guided the Olympic Team as head coach during the 1960 and 1964 games.

“It is an honor to once again represent the United States in the Summer Olympics,” said Coach Cheeseborough. “As an athlete, you dream of one day coaching in the Summer Games. I am extremely excited about the opportunity and look forward to coaching our athletes to a successful performance.”

Coach Cheeseborough will serve as the assistant sprint and hurdle coach of the women’s team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will depart for London, England on July 23rd to begin one of two relay team selection pools. The relay pool will then conclude in Herculis, Monaco on July 29th.

The Olympic coaches use the pool to determine the best possible relay legs and hand-off combinations for the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays. Cheeseborough and the USA Track and Field Team will then move on to Beijing, China on August 1st to compete in the Olympic Games.


While attending the Olympic Games August 8 – 24th, Coach Cheeseborough will be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2007 on August 23rd. Cheeseborough and the Class of 2007 will be inducted on the same night with the Class of 2008.