Tyrone Edgar is in his first season as a volunteer 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.
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. Last year, he helped mentor the Lancaster High School team that won the 2012 Texas 4A State Championship.
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