New Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal (left) poses with UT athletics director Chris Del Conte at Royal-Memorial Stadium on June 14, 2018, in Austin. AMANDA VOISARD/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Texas lets go one of Floreal’s track and field assistant coaches

Posted April 17th, 2020

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The University of Texas has decided not to retain one of head track and field coach Edrick Floreal’s assistants, Matthew McGee, athletic director Chris Del Conte told the American-Statesman on Friday morning.

“Coach Flo just wanted to make a change with one of his staff members, and he made a change,” Del Conte said. “I won’t comment on coaching changes. Coach just made a decision on an assistant coach. I can’t say why.”

McGee had served as assistant coach to Floreal for the last two seasons and was in charge of the Longhorns’ vertical jumps and combined events. He was on a one-year contract.

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Floreal and McGee could not be reached for comment.

McGee joined Floreal’s UT staff two years ago after spending the previous three years at Arizona, where he coached track and field athletes to nine All-American honors and five individual Pac-12 titles.

A native of San Francisco, McGee attended the College of Marin and Diablo Valley College, where he was a decathlete. He transferred to Washington State, where he walked on the track program and finished second in the javelin at the 2003 Pac-10 championships. He graduated that same year and coached at WSU for 10 years.

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