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Olympic Champion May-Treanor To Assistant Coach USC Women’s Sand Volleyball

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Kerri Walsh Jennings (R) and Misty May-Treanor of the United States celebrate winning the Gold medal in the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kerri Walsh Jennings (R) and Misty May-Treanor of the United States celebrate winning the Gold medal in the Women’s Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard’s Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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   LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Three-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor has a new job in the college ranks.

She will be a volunteer assistant coach for the Southern California women’s sand volleyball team.

Coach Anna Collier said Tuesday that adding May-Treanor to the staff will elevate the team and make the Trojans a national title contender.

May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh-Jennings became the first pair to win Olympic gold three times in the sport. May-Treanor retired after last year’s London Games, while Walsh-Jennings continues to play professionally with a new teammate.

As a collegian at Long Beach State, May-Treanor helped her alma mater to an undefeated season and NCAA title in 1998. She was a three-time AVCA player of the year. Her number is retired inside the Pyramid at Long Beach State.

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