Tyrone Edgar
Tyrone  Edgar

Assistant Coach

Coaching Duties:
Sprints, relays, recruiting coordinator


Feature Story: Vaughn's journey much longer than a sprint

UT Arlington senior standout Clayton Vaughn owns the NCAA's top 60m time.

Tyrone Edgar is in his fifth season as an assistant coach for the UT Arlington men's and women's track and field teams. A former world-class sprinter with Team NIKE, he is now a Certified USATF Level 1 Coach.

Edgar's sprinting experience has helped make an immediate impact. Since 2014, three individual school records have been broken. Included in that are Clayton Vaughn (men's indoor 60m), Vaughn (men's outdoor 100m) and Taylor Davis (women's outdoor 400m).

The 2015 campaign included some of the most impressive accomplishments in UTA's sprint history. Vaughn smashed the school's 100m record with a 9.93 to win the Sun Belt Conference title with the No. 1 clocking in league history. It ranked among the 10 fastest times in NCAA history and ranked 13th in the world in 2015.

In addition, Quentin Butler cracked the 10-second barrier with a 9.99 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, the second-fastest clocking in school history. Both Vaughn, who was an All-American after placing eighth, and Butler, who was ninth, reached the NCAA Championships in the 100 meters.

In 2014, Vaughn became the first Maverick ever to earn NCAA Outdoor All-America honors in three events, the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, in the same meet. The 4x100 relay team also included Butler, Cameron Newson and Christian Clark.

Vaughn also had the nation's fastest regular-season time in the indoor 60 meters (6.55), obliterating his own school record by .06. He was unable to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships due to injury.

A native of Great Britain, Edgar was a member of his country's 4x100m relay team that reached the semifinals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2009, he was a 100m semifinalist at the World Championships and was on Great Britain's bronze medal 4x100m squad.

In 2008, he set a lifetime best with a time of 10.06 in the 100 meters and was the 100m champion at the European Cup.

As a collegian, Edgar was a two-time All-American for Texas A&M and was a three-time All-Big 12 Conference selection. He was the runner up in the 100 meters at the 2006 Big 12 Championships and placed seventh at the NCAA Championships.

Prior to his two years at Texas A&M, Edgar was an eight-time NJCAA All-American at Kansas City Community College. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural leadership and development. At the high school level, he helped mentor the Lancaster High School team that won the 2012 Texas 4A State Championship.


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