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Carmelita Jeter

Olympic Champion, Motivational Speaker, World Record Holder & Assistant Sprints Coach USC

Olympic Champion, Motivational Speaker, World Record Holder & Assistant Sprints Coach USC

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Carmelita Jeter Biography

Carmelita Jeter is an Olympic medalist, assistant coach, and advocate. She earned one of each Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games, earning a silver in the 100m, a bronze in the 200m, and a gold in the 4x100m for USA. Jeter is also a 7-time medalist in the sprints and relays at the World Championships. In 2023, She was names the new head coach of the track & field and cross country programs at UNLV, Director of Athletics Erick Harper announced on May 24, 2023. Jeter comes to Las Vegas after serving as assistant coach at USC for the last two years. She has also coached at Alabama, Missouri State and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

At USC, working with the sprinters, she coached the first men’s 60-meter NCAA Champion in the school’s history. Additionally, the men’s 4x100m relay NCAA Champion set school records under her watch, and one of her student-athletes set the school record in the women’s 60m. In all, 12 student-athletes that she coached at USC have earned All-America honors. During her first season with the Trojans, the men’s 4x100m relay team ran three of the top four times in school history. She also coached two athletes who placed No. 2 in the all-time USC record books in both the women’s and men’s 100m dash.

As an athlete herself, Jeter earned one of each Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games, earning a silver in the 100m, a bronze in the 200m and a gold in the 4x100m for the USA in world-record fashion. She is also an eight-time medalist in the sprints and relays at the World Championships. Known as “The Jet,” she is the second-fastest American woman sprinter of all-time with a personal best of 10.64 set in 2009, also ranking fourth in the world. Prior to her time at USC, she served as the sprints coach at Alabama during the 2021-22 season. Prior to that, she spent two seasons on the Missouri State track & field coaching staff. While at MSU she was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach.

From 2016 to 2017, Jeter was sprints and hurdles coach at her alma mater, Cal State Dominguez Hills. She has been a certified Level 1 professional track coach since 2017, helping emerging athletes reach their potential with her own company, TeamJet, LLC. Jeter began her coaching career in 2004 as the track & field coach at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California, where she also served as assistant athletic director. She graduated from the school in 1998.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2006 where she earned six All-America honors, set five school records and became the university’s first U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier. She later earned her master’s degree in sports management from Missouri State in 2020. Jeter was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2019 by CSUDH and the California State University Board of Trustees in recognition of her incredible athletic achievements, her continued contributions to the sport of track & field, her dedication to her community and her success as a speaker and businesswoman.

Carmelita Jeter Videos

  • More Than a Coach- Carmelita Jeter
    We talk with the Fastest Woman Alive about life as a coach!
  • Inside The Cave Episode 10: Coach Carmelita Jeter
    Carmelita Jeter is… a) The Fastest Woman Alive b) Missouri State track and field associate head coach c)Our latest #InsidetheCave guest d)...
  • "My name is Carmelita Jeter and I am a Bear."
    Carmelita Jeter -- the fastest woman alive and associate head coach of track and field and cross country -- delivered the featured address at 2019...

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Carmelita Jeter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Carmelita Jeter for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Carmelita Jeter generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dave Dravecky, Phil Ford, Shannon Miller, Marlen Esparza and Oz Sanchez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carmelita Jeter for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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