Local track coaches nominated for prestigious international events


Stanford's director of track and field, Edrick Floreal, and local youth track coach Joy Margerum have been nominated for coaching posts for USA Track and Field teams for upcoming prestigious international events.

Floreal, who took over Stanford's track and cross-country programs in the fall of 2005, has been nominated as the Jumps Coach for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team while Margerum, who coaches the Palo Alto-based Jackrabbit Track Club and Lady Sprinters, has been nominated for Combined Events for the USA women's team for the 2011 Pan American Games.

All national team coaching staff selections are pending final approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Chief Executive Officer.

Floreal is in his 14th season overall with the Stanford program. Since his arrival at Stanford in 1998, Floreal has been a four-time MPSF coach of the year, the 2009 West Regional Indoor Coach of the Year and the 2006 West Regional Outdoor Coach of the Year. Under his watch, 52 Stanford athletes have earned 126 All-America honors.

A two-time Olympian who competed for Canada in 1988 and 1992, Floreal served as assistant coach for Team USA at the 2002 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, which featured the world record-setting men's 4x100-meter relay team, the first team to run under 39 seconds.

Margerum, a talented Masters track and field athlete, recently completed a seven-year stint with the University of California Golden Bears' coaching staff, working with hurdlers. She's now working in coordinating alumni and community relations. She joined the Cal program on a volunteer basis during the 1997 season while serving as the co-head cross country coach.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Feb 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Congratulations to Edrick.
An exceptionally classy gentleman.
Well done

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