Charlie Francis has died

Wish the best to the Francis family.

He lives on through us all… who will remember his teachings and pass them on to our athletes and fellow coaches for generations to come. We are his legacy and we must do him proud.

Im really hating majority of the news articles that are talking about his death. THey really have no idea the good he has done for this sport.

Please don’t post any more of that newspaper crap… he deserves better than that.

To take responsibility for his actions and then come back to be one of the most positive things to happen in track and field is something most people will never appreciate but i will never forget.


devastated! RIP charlie and god be with angie and their young son

My condolences.

As Flash wrote in the chat, I honestly don’t know what to say.

I agree. Despite the crap in '88 he was a god among sprint coaches and everyone who is honest knows it. It’s our responsibility to not let the world forget that.

I feel very sad for Charlie’s family, this man was so one of a kind. I will remember his influence on me for life.
RIP - Your legacy will continue to live in all of us.

Sad news, Charlie had so much more to offer the sport and so much more he could have done in track. So much more of life to live.

Gone too soon.

Oh shit! RIP Charlie!

Initially I logged in and read the title of the thread and thought it was some sort of a sick twisted joke.
Very shocked. I was an avid reader of the forum and I always thought charlie’s insight on training and coaching was genius! Such a charismatic and gifted coach and person. It was this forum, and charlie’s material that intially motivated me to take up track!
A sad day, he was too young :frowning:

My condolences. I also second what Flash said in the chat.

I enjoyed Charlies’s sense of humor through the years, and I will sorely miss it.

His contribution to the track and field, world of strength and conditioning and the world of sports is incredible.

wow can’t believe it…

Rest in Peace Big Man. May God be with you.


Forever in the hearts of his family and friends.

Condolences to his family and in particular Ange and James.

Have no words…a bit shocked…RIP Charlie, I regret not having met him, but he is for sure the greatest influence in training I ever had.
I’ll never forget his humour on this forum, ither than his competence.
To his wife and his son, my condolences.

Damn… Very Sad… I am so sorry to hear this. He was a great coach and person.

I wish the Angela and the rest of the Francis family all the best.

RIP Charlie

My condolences go out to his family

I’m without words other than condolences to family - both immediate and those on this website.

I am certainly a better athletics coach because of him and know that his influence on my work will remain true to that as well.

RIP Charlie. And thank you.

Hi All,

I am really sadden and shocked and cant believe it.

This man gave me his time and help, moulded my understanding in sprinting and the sports

Condolenses to Angela and James and May his soul rest in Peace.