Barbara Ferrell

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Barbara Ferrell
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1968 Mexico City 4x100 metres relay
Silver 1968 Mexico City 100 metres
Pan American Games
Gold 1967 Winnipeg 100 metres

Barbara Ann Ferrell (-Edmonson) (born 28 July 1947 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former American athlete, who competed mainly in the 100 metres.

She competed for the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico in the 100 metres where she finished second to team mate and 1964 Gold Medalist Wyomia Tyus. The two then joined together with fellow Americans Margaret Bailes and Mildrette Netter to take the gold medal in the 4 x 100m relay

While competing for St. Bernard High School, her daughters Malika and Miya were a key component of the school's National record setting 4 × 100 metres relay team. Their record set in 1997 lasted for 7 years.

Also known as Coach E, Ferrell is a thoroughly enthusiastic and inspirational head coach. Not only is she a leader, better yet she is a role model. Ferrell has retired as the head track coach at San Marino High School and passed the position onto her former pupil Jeff Williams.

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