FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State University’s Interim Athletic Director, Harry Stinson III, is pleased to announce the addition of Torri Edwards as the school’s Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country coach.

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Torri Edwards

Edwards brings a world-class background as a sprinter, having competed at the highest levels of track and field for more than a decade. A two-time Olympian, Edwards reached the 100-meter final in 2008, where she recorded a career-best time of 10.78. Edwards also won a 100-meter World Championship in 2003, and ranked No. 3 in the world and No. 2 in the United States in the same event in 2007.

“Any time you are able to add a person at the top of their craft, a true teacher and mentor to your staff, you are well on your way to success,” Stinson said. “To add someone like Torri Edwards to our staff continues to push our program to greater heights. An Olympian with coaching experience at the Division I and II level is an excellent addition to our well rounded staff. I’m excited to see our student athletes have the opportunity to learn from Coach Edwards and put them in position to be SIAC Champions and NCAA championship qualifiers.”

Edwards transitioned into coaching in 2010, beginning at the high school level. From there she moved on to assistant coaching jobs at Riverside Community College, Cal Poly Pomona and most recently, the University of Kentucky.

Edwards attended the University of Southern California, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2005.