Dwight Thomas

Sprint Coach

  • With IMG Since: 2018
  • Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Languages Spoken: English

About Me

Dwight started athletics at an early age, competing for Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica. He would win gold medals at the Carifta Games and C.A.C Games also setting multiple age group records in his native country Jamaica.

At the 1998 World Junior Championships in Annecy, France, Dwight competed for Jamaica winning a bronze medal in the 100m, the first in his country's history at the time. Three days later Dwight was a part of the Jamaican team that won the 4×100m relay.

In 1999 Dwight competed at the Junior Pan American Championships in Tampa, Florida, winning the 100m in 10.37 and the 200m in 20.66. Dwight was also a part of the Jamaican 4×400 m relay team that won gold.

1n 2000 Dwight was the nation’s fastest high school athlete after he migrated from his native country Jamaica to attend Northwestern high school in Hyattsville MD. Setting a meeting record of 10.14sec winning the 100m at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor in Raleigh NC. He was also state champion and Golden West invitational 100m and 200m champion.

While at Clemson University he was the ACC Athlete of the year winning the 60m dash and the 60m hurdles indoor. Dwight also won the 100m and the 200m and 110m hurdles outdoor at the ACC Championship. Dwight was the runner up at the NCAA in the 100m and the 200m outdoor, held at LSU in Baton Rouge in 2002. Dwight was several times All American while competing for the Clemson Tigers.

Dwight competed in 3 Olympic Games representing Jamaica winning a gold medal in 2008 Beijing Games as part of the Jamaica 4x100 relay team. Also competing in several World Athletic Championship winning silver medal in Osaka Japan in 2007 and gold medal in Berlin Germany in 2009.


  • Represented Jamaica as a three-time Olympian (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008)
  • Olympic Gold Medalist 2008 Beijing Games 4x100m relay
  • 2009 World Champion 4x100m Relay held in Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 World Championship Silver medalist held in Osaka, Japan
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist
  • 1999 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
  • 9 time NCAA All American while attending Clemson University and University of Florida
  • Achieved national recognition as Jamaica National Champion in the 100m and 200m(2002)
  • Received the Order of Distinction Award in the Jamaica Honor System for his athletic achievement and excellence


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, University of Florida
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT Certification)


  • Head Track and Field Coach, Windermere Prep- Windermere Florida. 2015-2017
  • Volunteer Coach, University of Florida – Gainesville, FL.
    • Effectively communicated with student athletes while attending team practice working under renown Head Track and Field coach Mike Holloway