Texas has named Edrick Floréal as the head coach of its track and field program, the school announced on Wednesday.
The coaching hire — the first of Chris Del Conte’s reign at UT’s athletics director — comes four months after the dismissal of Mario Sategna. Floréal will be introduced at a press conference on Thursday.
“Edrick is a terrific coach who has a tremendous reputation in the track and field community,” Del Conte said in a statement. “He’s a coach I’ve followed for a long time and is so well respected. Everyone I talked to had great things to say, and I really enjoyed visiting with him. I am excited about what he’ll bring to our program and how he’ll build on the proud tradition of Texas Track and Field.”
Floréal spent the past six seasons at Kentucky.