16 Jul

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New coach Edrick Floréal hopes to return Texas track and field to national prominence

New Texas track and field head coach Edrick Floréal was a five-time NCAA champion in the triple jump who helped his alma mater, Arkansas, win four team national championships (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Riley Zayas

One of the newest faces on campus this fall is new track and field head coach Edrick Floréal, who took over the job in June. He might be new on the forty acres, but he is not at all new to the sport of track.

Floréal got his start in head coaching at Stanford, where he first held the position of director for the track and field program and later the head coaching job, earning West Regional Coach of the Year for the 2010 indoor season. Following a 14-year stay in Palo Alto, Floréal