Silver medalist and South Carolina graduate Charmaine Howell enters her first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the USC track & field team. Howell earned a silver medal, for her home country of Jamaica, in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the 4X400 relay and also competed in the 2001 World Championships in the 800 meters.
Howell graduated from South Carolina with a degree in Management in 1999. Her senior year at Carolina, Howell finished as the runner-up indoors and outdoors to USA Olympian Hazel Clark. The two-time All-American, along with teammate Tonique Williams, were the first females at South Carolina to gain All-American status on the track.
Howell transferred to the University of South Carolina from Barton Country Community College in 1997, during her junior year, to compete in cross country and track and field. The Kingston, Jamaica native was the NJCAA Champion in the 400 meters in 1996. She also anchored 4X400 and 4X800 relays at the NJCAA Championships.