Ron Allice, USC’s director of track and field for the last 19 years, announced his retirement.
Allice guided USC’s women to the 2001 NCAA title and coached men’s and women’s teams to a combined 25 top 10 finishes and 32 individual NCAA titles.
USC’s men’s team finished fifth, and the women tied for 21st at the NCAA championships that concluded Saturday at Eugene, Ore.
Bryshon Nellum won the 400-meter title and Reggie Wyatt won the 400 hurdles.
Allice will remain at USC through June 30 to help coach USC athletes through the 2013 U.S. championships.
“Since my senior year in high school, my one goal in life was to someday be a coach,” Allice said in a statement released by USC. “I was blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of the most storied program in college and Olympic history.