March 23, 2011
Stanford Camp Director Edrick Floreal Named To The U.S. Olympic Coaching Staff
Indianapolis - Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field Edrick Floreal has been named to Team USA's coaching staff for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Floreal will coach the men's jumps as a member of the coaching staff under men's head coach Andrw Valmon.
Floreal began his career at Stanford coaching the jumps and continues to coach that group even after being named the director of track and field in 2005.
He has coached many jumpers to national prominence, most recently Erica McLain who won the U.S. triple jump title last summer. In addition, Karynn Dunn won the U.S. Junior title in the long jump and Arantxa King was the NCAA runner-up in the long jump.
Floreal was named Director of Track & Field at Stanford during the fall of 2005. This year is his 14th season overall with the Stanford program. Since his arrival at Stanford in 1998, Flroeal has been a 4-time MPSF coach of the year, the 2009 West Regional Indoor Coach of the Year and the 2006 West Regional Outdoor Coach of the Year. Under his watch, 52 Stanford athletes have earned 126 All-America honors.
A two-time Olympian who competed for Canada in 1988 and 1992, Floreal served as assistant coach for Team USA at the 2002 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, which featured the world record-setting men's 4x100-meter relay team, the first team to run under 39 seconds.
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