Name: Tavis Bailey
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Discus Throw
Height: 6-3
Weight: 275
DOB: 1/6/1992
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Hometown: Kannapolis, N.C.
High School: A.L. Brown High School (Kannapolis, N.C.) ‘10
College: University of Tennessee ‘16, Sport Management
Coach(es): John Newell
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 26th
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 2nd
  • 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 3rd
  • 2011 USA Junior Championships, 5th
Personal: Son of Charles and Edwina Wright...Has one brother, James, and one sister, Geneva...Received the Aura D. Branson Athletic Scholarship Endowment...Transferred to the University of Tennessee to focus solely on track and field after playing football and track at Lenoir Rhyne University...Enjoys listening to music and his favorite artists are Kanye West, Common, Maxwell, Lupe Fiasco, Michael Jackson and Coldplay...Competed at the 2010 N.C. USATF Junior Olympics, winning in discus and placing second in shot put...Was a two-sport athlete in high school and played football in North Carolina's East-West All-Star Game.