Kentucky State University's Interim Athletic Director, Harry Stinson III has announced two additions to the Thorobred staff.
Torri Edwards has been hired as the school’s Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country coach and Matt Montavon has joined the staff as Sports Information Director.
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.
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.
Montavon brings with him more than 10 years of experience in various roles in athletic communications. He holds a degree in sport management from Shawnee State University, where he was a four-year member of the cross country team and worked in the sports information office.
He will oversee all sports information and communications efforts for each of Kentucky State's 13 sports, while managing all content on the athletics website and social media platforms. He also is responsible for overseeing live statistics and video streams of home sporting events, and will serve as a liaison with the media, opposing schools, and conference and national offices.