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Today UK hired Edrick Floreal as the new track and field coach, He has been with Stanford for the past 14 years. He was an Olympian in the triple jump for Canada in 1988 and 1992, his wife (a UT grad) placed second in the 100 meter hurdles in the 1992 Olympics. Now for the big news his son a senior to be for Palo Alto H.S. is one of the better sprinters in Cal. 10.52 for 100 and 21.16 for 200, also he is an outstanding basketball player. at 6'4" he is receiving interest from UT among others, The son is E.J. Floreal. He will enroll in a Lexington H.S.
Saw this today. Huge pickup for UK. Welcome to the Big Blue Nation, Edrick!
Edrick Floreal was named head coach of Kentucky track and field on Monday. Bit by bit, Kentucky is turning into the kind of head coaching destination Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart envisioned it could be a decade ago.On Monday, UK...
Stanford is always in the national discussion for pretty much every sport except for football and men's basketball. And lately football has been very good, thank you mr. Luck.
So this is a great pickup for UK. Has Mitch written all over it.
This post was edited by goldenbearcatz on 7/9/2012 at 7:58 PM
Some people don't give Mitch enough credit. In a day and age where coaches are on a short leash, Mitch has been patient and it has paid off. Henderson, Brooks, Mitchell. Hopefully Joker is next.
Sounds like a great hire with a proven track record of personal success. Good job, Mitch!
Any relation to Derek Foreal?
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