Abdel Wahab is beginning his second season with Colorado State. In the first season he coached Trevor Brown for a new school record and first place finish in the men's 60-meter hurdles at the Indoor Mountain West Conference. Abdel Wahab coached six All-Conference titles in the 2010-2011 Indoor and Outdoor seasons in the 60m hurdles, 110m Hurdles, 400mand 4x100m relay. Abdel Wahab also coached three men qualifiers for the Outdoor West NCAA Preliminary Round.
In February of 2010 Egypt asked Abdel Wahab to be the personal coach of Amr Seoud, the Egyptian record holder in the men's 100- and 200-meters. In the 2010 African Championships, Seoud set new national records in the events, and won the gold medal in the 200-meter dash with a new Egyptian and Arab record of 20.36 seconds. He also finished fourth in the 100-meters with a new Egyptian record of 10.18 seconds. At the 2010 IAAF World Cup, Seoud ended the season ranking 6th in the200-meters. In the 2011 World Championships, Seoud ran the 200-meter, ranking 18th, and won the All African Games in the 100-meter with a PR of 10.13 seconds. Seoud is now preparing with coach Abdel Wahab for the 2012 World Indoor Championshipsand the 2012 Olympic Games in London, as he is an A standard qualifier for the London Games in the 100- and 200-meter.
Prior to being with the Rams, Abdel Wahab spent four years as the sprints and hurdles coach at Northern Colorado. With the Bears, he helped the track team members set school records in the women's indoor 60-meter dash, the women's indoor 55- and 60-meter hurdles, and the men's indoor 200-meter dash, as well as coaching several Big Sky Conference winners and finalists in the sprints, high hurdles and 4x100-meter relays. Also with the Bears Abdel Wahab helped the first 100-and 200-meter men's sprinters to qualify for the NCAA regional championship for the first time in Northern Colorado's Division I history.
A native of Egypt, Abdel Wahab graduated from Helwan University in Cairo in 2002 with a degree in sports and exercise science.
Karim and his wife Katie have two daughters and a son, 9-year-old Lina, 5-year-old Eman and 2-year-old Makeen.