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Vincentian track coach set for STETHS Alumni recognition

Vincentian track coach set for STETHS Alumni recognition

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Vincentian track coach Michael “Lord Have Mercy” Ollivierre, will be part of the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Alumni of Jamaica, which will host an Appreciation Award celebration in his honour.

The event, called Coach Ollivierre’s Appreciation Celebration, is part of week of activities which runs from May 26 to May 30.

As part of the alumni’s promotion material of Ollivierre’s recognition, he was referred to as “coach, a mentor, a father, a friend, a counsellor and a teacher”.

Ollivierre began his stint at STETHS in 1981 as sports director, with the school ranked in the top five for boys and girls, during his stay at the institution.

Among Ollivierre’s list of accolades are a total of 35 Junior Carifta champions, along with 91 track scholarships, gained during a 13-year period.

To the good, Ollivierre has produced 10 athletes who have made it to the Olympic Games.

He is also the most successful High School coach in the history of the famed Penn Relays, with 10 boys’ relay titles and three girls’ relay wins.

Also under Ollivierre’s tutelage, another eight individual champions have been attained at the Penn Relays.

An honouree at the Penn Relays in 1998, Ollivierre became the first coach from Jamaica to have received that accolade.

Ollivierre has travelled as coach of several of Jamaica’s track and field teams.

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