Dan Pfaff named head coach at World Athletics Center

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Dan Pfaff has been named to the dual roles of Head Coach of the World Jumps Center and Human Performance Director of the World Athletics Center, based in Phoenix, Ariz.

Pfaff, who has coached nine Olympic medalists and five world record-holders during his famed 39-year career, was appointed by World Athletics Center founder John Godina.

“Coach Pfaff represents the highest level of coaching in our sport,” said Godina, a four-time World Champion and two-time Olympic medalist in the shot put.

“Over the course of his long career, he has demonstrated an innate ability to develop champion athletes, and his record stands with the giants in athletics history.

“The World Athletics Center feels strongly that coaches with experience, success, and continued interest in evolving deserve a place to free their minds and do what they do best—coach and teach. Coach Pfaff will be doing just that.”

In his roles at the World Athletics Center, Pfaff will have responsibilities for elite athlete development, coach’s mentorship and education curriculum development, and human performance research and development.

The World Athletics Center was founded in 2008 to build a training home for Olympians and has grown to serve track and field athletes and coaches of all levels. With athlete clinics and camps from youth to masters, worldwide service and coach’s education systems, the World Athletics Center assists more track and field athletes and coaches than any other company in the world. For more information, visit us at www.worldathleticscenter.com or call +1 480-567-9766. Media with inquiries should contact media@worldathleticscenter.com.

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