Monday, July 09, 2012

Edrick Floreal Named Head Track and Field Coach at Kentucky

Loss for Palo Alto HS as well as their star sprinter will be attending a new high school next year:

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This seems quite odd. Gave up Stanford for Kentucky? Something going on he wasn't happy with?

Anonymous said...

It's probably called Money! SEC is rolling in money! Wonder does that mean Ed Floreal jr will be going too or will he finish schooling here?

Anonymous said...

So it's all about the money? Maybe top sprinters can't get into Stanford? Btw I hate when the make the sprint coach head of cross country. So disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

Boat load of money is what I hear! 200K a year with annual increases of 10%..plus supposedly an upfront bonus.

Face it stanford will get it share of athletes because of the school..and not because of the coach. But going to Kentucky..that is a mystery. Sure he might get better sprinters but middle to long distance?

Anonymous said...

Vin made double that. But then again he won titles.

Anonymous said...

wonder if this could open the door for Vin to return to stanford

Anonymous said...

Yeah, no coach would leave Stanford to go to Kentucky unless he's running away from major problems. It's a good move for Stanford....

Anonymous said...

Yes, very good decision by Stanford.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how you can say its a good decision by Stanford, unless you know who the replacement is going to be... As far as why anyone would want to go to the South, it's a different way of life down there-slower pace, nice people, and they absolutely love their college sports there. And yes, the schools in the SEC are rolling in cash. Which begs the question-why are California schools so broke (UC and CSU) while schools down there can't spend it fast enough?

Anonymous said...

Stanford is doing just fine money wise.

He wasn't winning and as a sprint coach did not have much success. Probably was a mutual thing.

That said why in the world are sprint coaches put in charge of XC. That's like putting the football coach in charge of the sprinters. Why not right?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Stanford has plenty of money. A "jumps" coach is a total misfit with the distance running tradition of Stanford, and it showed (I agree that Stanford and the distance runners paid a price for this misfit and lack of skill set in many ways). Very sad situation. It's a good decision to have him go away.