Staff Sergeant Abdullah

HOMETOWN:

St. Louis, Mo.

Staff Sgt. Basheer Abdullah

Event: Boxing Technical Advisor

Previous Olympic experience: Head coach of Team USA in 2004 and technical coach in 2000.

Of note: Staff Sgt. Abdullah was a World Class Athlete Program boxer before becoming a coach. He retired from the ring ranked 3rd in his weight class by USA Boxing. He was selected as 2002 Coach of the Year by USA Boxing. He joined the Army in 1984.

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