Edward Stanley Temple (born September 27, 1927) is a women's track and field pioneer and coach. Temple was Head Women's Track and Field Coach at Tennessee State University for 44 years and was Head Coach of the U.S. Olympic Women's Track and Field Team twice, in 1960 and 1964, and Assistant Coach in 1980.
He is a current member of the International Women's Track & Field Committee and a past member of the U.S. Olympic Council.
During his coaching career at Tennessee State University, forty members of the famed Tigerbelle teams have represented their countries in Olympic competition. Coach Temple has led the team to 34 national titles, and eight Tigerbelles have been inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, including Wilma Rudolph, Wyomia Tyus and Chandra Cheeseborough, the current Women's Coach at TSU.
Temple is a member of nine different Halls of Fame, including the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
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