AUSTIN -- For the past 12 years, Edrick Floreal built up and sustained success as the head track coach at both Stanford and Kentucky.

Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte hired Floreal away from Kentucky, where Floreal said, ā€œIā€™m grateful for the support [the University of Kentucky] gave me in building a world-class program there.ā€

Floreal was a track star himself, a former National Champion at Arkansas and an Olympian.

He is married to two-time Olympian LaVonna Martin-Floreal. The couple has two children, Edrick Jr. and Mikaielle.