SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Collegiate coaches Andrew Valmon and Amy Deem have been selected to lead U.S. athletics teams at the 2012 London Olympics, USA Track and Field (USATF) announced Thursday.
Maryland's Valmon will coach the American men and Miami's Deem will direct the women.
Their selections are subject to final approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee's chief executive officer, USATF said.
Valmon won gold medals with the U.S. 4x400 meters relay teams at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
The University of Maryland's coach since 2003, he served as head coach for the 2010 U.S. men's world indoor championships team and was an assistant at the 2009 world outdoor championships.
Deem has worked at the University of Miami for 20 years, currently serving as the director of men's and women's track and field/cross country.
She was head coach for the U.S. women's team at the 2007 world outdoor championships and led the American women's team at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup.
The team included athletes from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
The majority of the U.S. team will be selected at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 22 through July 1, 2012.
USATF also announced Kansas State University coach Cliff Rovelto and former George Mason University women's coach Angie Taylor will head the U.S. athletics teams for October's Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry; Editing by Steve Ginsburg)