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Edrick Florèal
Edrick Florèal

Edrick Florèal

2017 Southwest Conference Hall of Fame Inductee

Track & Field
Edrick Florèal was the premier triple jumper in the NCAA during his career. He was a five-time national champion, sweeping the indoor and outdoor titles in 1989 and 1990. He won his first NCAA event title in 1988. Florèal was a nine-time All-American at Arkansas and was part of four NCAA team championships. He also won six Southwest Conference titles with five victories in the triple jump and an indoor long jump crown in 1990. Florèal helped the Razorbacks to seven SWC team titles. He remains the No. 3 performer in the triple jump, indoor and outdoor, in school history and was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2012. Florèal competed for Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympic Games in the triple jump. He was the 1990 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist in the triple jump. Following his career as an athlete, Florèal became one of the top collegiate track and field coaches in the nation, including six successful seasons as the head men’s and women’s coach at Stanford University. He currently serves in the same position at the University of Kentucky. Florèal also has coached on the international scene including as the head coach of the United States Men’s National Team for the 2015 IAAF World Championships. He is the individual coach to two reigning IAAF World Champions: Omar McLeod in the 110m hurdles and Kori Carter in the women’s 400m hurdles. Florèal also helped Americans capture six medals – two of them gold – at the 2012 London Olympics as Team USA’s jumps and multi-events coach.