Lynnette Love has been appointed as assistant Para-sparring national team coach by USA Taekwondo.
The 60-year-old will now aid head coach Jason Poos at upcoming tournaments.
This will include the US National Championships and the Para Pan American Championships.
"I am honoured about being selected as assistant Para-coach," said Love.
"I love coaching and in the last three years have coached one of my Para-taekwondo students.
"I look forward to developing our Para-team along with head coach Jason and making our team very competitive and successful on the world stage."
Love won two Olympic medals when taekwondo was a demonstration sport.
This included gold in the heavyweight division at Seoul 1988 and then bronze four years later in Barcelona.
She is also a three-time world champion and a six-time Pan American champion.
The appointment comes with the sport preparing for its debut at the Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020.
When advertising for the role, USA Taekwondo said the successful candidate must "possess the experience and knowledge of sport taekwondo to help our athletes reach the podium at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games and in other upcoming international World Taekwondo competitions".