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Tyrone Edgar
Tyrone  Edgar

Assistant Coach


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 third 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. In 2014, Clayton 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 Quentin 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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