July 28, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State track and field program would like to thank all the family, friends, coaches, student-athletes and colleagues who attended the memorial service for former women’s track and field coach, Mamie Rallins.
From now until August 1, the Ohio State track and field program will be offering a t-shirt sale in her memory. All proceeds are toward the production/shipping of the t-shirt. You can view the t-shirt and order form by clicking here.
Rallins passed away May 16 after a car accident in Fremont, Ohio. She was 74. A two-time Olympic hurdler, Rallins helped start the women’s track and field and cross country programs at Ohio State when she became head women’s coach in 1976. The first African-American woman to ever coach at Ohio State, she coached 60 Big Ten indoor/outdoor champions, 24 All Americans, nine Olympic trial qualifiers and one Olympian during an 18-year career. She also served as assistant athletic director for three years.