Edrick Floréal

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Edrick Bertholan Floréal (born October 5, 1966 in Gonaïves, Haiti) is a track and field coach for the Texas Longhorns men's track and field and women's track and field program and retired long and triple jumper from Canada.

Edrick Floréal
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamTexas Mens and Texas Womens
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1966-10-05) October 5, 1966 (age 55)
Gonaives, Haiti
Alma materArkansas
Edrick Floréal
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Canada
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland Triple jump


Athletics careerEdit

Floréal finished fourth in the triple jump at the 1987 Pan American Games. He represented Canada at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988. At the 1988 Summer Olympics, he finished 18th in the qualifying round of the Triple Jump; at the 1992 Summer Olympics, he finished 28th in the qualifying round in the Long Jump.[1] He is the Canadian record holder in the long jump and triple jump, with marks of 8.20 m (26 ft 10+34 in) and 17.29 m (56 ft 8+12 in).[2]

Floréal competed collegiately for the University of Arkansas, a school fabled for its jumping prowess. He won the NCAA Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships triple jump in both 1989 and 1990 and at the Outdoor Championships in 1988, 1989 and 1990.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Floréal was the director of track and field at Stanford University[4] from 1998 to 2012. He was named the "West Regional Coach of the Year" for the 2010 indoor season by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).[5]

Floréal was signed as the head coach of the University of Kentucky men and women's cross country and track teams on July 9, 2012.[6][7]

Floréal was named Head Track and Field Coach at the University of Texas in June 2018.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Floréal is married to LaVonna Martin-Floreal, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 100-meter hurdles. They have two children, one of whom, E.J., played three seasons for the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team[9] before leaving the program in August 2016 to join the UK track program full-time.[10]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1985 Universiade Kobe, Japan 13th (q) Long jump 7.66 m
19th (q) Triple jump 15.67 m
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 6th Long jump 7.50 m
8th Triple jump 15.58 m
1987 Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 8th Triple jump 16.36 m
Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 4th Triple jump 16.55 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 21st (q) Triple jump 16.33 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 18th Triple jump 16.11 m
1989 Jeux de la Francophonie Casablanca, Morocco 1st Long jump 7.84 m
3rd Triple jump 16.69 m
Universiade Duisburg, West Germany 17th (q) Triple jump 15.99 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 3rd Triple jump 16.89 m
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 6th Triple jump 16.64 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 15th Long jump 7.95 m
17th Triple jump 16.68 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 28th Long jump 7.62 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 19th (q) Long jump 7.39 m
16th (q) Triple jump 16.84 m
1994 Jeux de la Francophonie Paris, France 1st Triple jump 16.83 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 5th Triple jump 16.61 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain Triple jump NM


  1. ^ Edrick Floréal Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2016-05-30.
  2. ^ Canadian Outdoor Records Men Archived 2013-11-04 at the Wayback Machine. Athletics Canada. Retrieved on 2016-05-30.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2008-01-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://gostanford.cstv.com/sports/c-track/mtt/floreal_edrick00.html Stanford University Track and Field Page
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2010-10-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Stanford's Edrick Floreal Named Head UK Track Coach".
  7. ^ "Edrick Floreal". University of Kentucky. Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Floréal named Head Track and Field Coach at Texas - University of Texas". University of Texas. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  9. ^ "24 EJ Floreal". University of Kentucky. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  10. ^ "E.J. Floreal will leave basketball to run track for Kentucky". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.

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