Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Sean Graham Named Track and Field Assistant Coach

UK TrackField 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/20/13) – The 2013-14 Kentucky track and field and cross country coaching staff is now complete. Sean Graham has been named an assistant coach, who will work primarily with the men’s distance and cross country athletes, head coach Edrick Floreal announced on Monday.
 
“Sean has a clear understanding of what it takes to train and compete at the highest level, having done so himself,” Floreal said. “More importantly for our team, Sean has coached athletes to that same level. He is a great addition to our staff, our team and the Big Blue Nation.”
 
Graham has experienced success across multiple levels of track and field both as a coach and as an elite-level distance runner.
 
"I am truly honored to accept this opportunity at Kentucky and I am very excited to continue to build upon the University's legacy," Graham said. "Coach Floreal's vision for our team going forward along with the remarkable support of the Athletics Department is something very special and exciting for me to be a part of.
 
"I very much look forward to working with this remarkable team of athletes and coaches at UK."
 
In his year as an assistant coach at American University, Graham helped the first Eagle student-athlete qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championship since 2010, and the first member of the AU men's team to compete at Nationals since 2007.
 
Graham’s success continued on the track as American sent two men’s distance competitors to NCAA East Regionals for the first time since 2011. Graham also coached the Patriot League Outdoor 5,000 Meters Champion as well as the second-place performer in the event last season.
 
Graham worked under head coach Matt Centrowitz – father of Mathew Centrowitz, who won the Silver Medal in the 1,500 meters at the IAAF World Championships on Sunday, and Lauren Centrowitz, who was an eight-time All-American at Stanford under Floreal’s direction – at American.
 
Graham spent the previous year as a volunteer assistant to Andrew Gerard at George Mason University, and the two years prior to that as an assistant at American while training and working toward his Master of Business Administration degree.
 
As a competitive runner, Graham trained with both the Nike Farm team based in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Oregon Track Club Elite based out of Eugene, Ore. He qualified to compete in the 5000m and 1500m at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials but was sidelined only weeks before with an injury.
 
In 2006, Graham placed fifth at the U.S. National Outdoor Championships, and was chosen to represent the U.S. in the 3000m with two-time Olympic Medalist Bernard Lagat at the USA vs. Great Britian vs. China meet, placing fourth. In 2007, he placed third at the U.S. Indoor National Championships in the 3000m and eighth at the U.S. Outdoor National Championships in the 5000m. Graham was an Olympic Trials finalist in the 5000m in 2004, placing 11th. Graham is a sub-four minute miler who boasts personal bests of 3:40.3 in the 1500m, 3:58.4 in the mile, 7:46.5 in the 3000m and 13:23.27 in the 5000m.
 
He competed at the collegiate level for the College of William and Mary. Graham placed sixth in the 5000m at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor National Championships to earn All-America honors and was a member of the school record-setting indoor DMR and outdoor 4xmile relay teams. He was also very successful on the cross country course achieving CAA Athlete of the Year, NCAA Southeast Regional Athlete of the Year and NCAA Southeast Regional Champion in his final cross country season.
 
Graham graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2003 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Information Technology and Marketing. He has a MBA from American University.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Jacob Most (UK Athletics)

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted

Stock Report

button coupons
1 DOW 17,678.70
+6.10 (0.03%)    
2 S&P 2,057.09
+5.27 (0.26%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,771.76
+13.88 (0.29%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Lady Panthers Pull Away from Owensboro in Overtime

OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/26/15) — Visiting Daviess County outscored Owensboro 8-1 in overtime to prevail 56-49 in a Ninth… Read More

City Releases Parking Information for Wendell Ford Funeral

OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/27/15) ― The following streets will be closed tomorrow for Senator Wendell Ford’s funeral to be held… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 8550

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 20, 2015 7355

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 22, 2015 7120

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5978

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 23, 2015 5667

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 22, 2015 5534

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 21, 2015 4865

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4485

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 25, 2015 4343

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 22, 2015 3678

Local Family Business Changes Hands

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 4343

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 26, 2015 2848

Man Goes to Jail after Allegedly Attacking Family

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 26, 2015 2568

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 25, 2015 2439

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 25, 2015 2327

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 25, 2015 1951

Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
January 25, 2015 1820

Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown to Feb. 15…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 25, 2015 1745

March 20-22 Women's Retreat: 'Holiness in Family…

in Owensboro News by Jennifer Kaminski
January 25, 2015 1642

Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
January 25, 2015 1574

Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss