Renowned track and field coach Maurice Wilson has stepped down from his role as Acting Principal of GC Foster College as he seeks to focus on his other commitments. GC Foster College board chairman David Mais confirmed Wilson's decision with RJR Sports on Friday.
“During the year we had a number of discussions and he really indicated that we have Doha (World Championships) coming up in 2019 and the Olympics in 2020 and he said to me in a candid way that he would have to step aside. I believe this is something that will be of benefit to the national programme and GC Foster College,” said Mais.
Mais was however quick to point out that Wilson has indicated his willingness to assist in whatever way possible as the institution seeks to appoint a new principal in the near future. Mais added that he fully understands and accepts Wilson's decision.
“You will understand that here’s an individual who is tremendously passionate about his country and wants to help at that top level and is wise enough to say that it’s better that he reverts to his position as VP of academics and look at that role and see how best I could assist at the GC Foster level,” added Mais.
Mais says there is currently no timeline for the appointment of a new principal. Wilson has been acting in the role of principal since the departure of former principal Dr Joyce Graham royal in August last year. Wilson is currently in England serving as head coach for Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Cup of athletics.
Wilson is also the vice-principal of academics at the college, and the head coach of the Sprintec Track Club and serves on a number of national senior athletics teams as head coach.