Name: LeRoy T. Walker
DOB: 6/14/1918
Birthplace: Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
College: Benedict College; Columbia University; New York University
Olympic Experience
  • U.S. Olympic Men’s Track and Field Coach, 1976
  • The Athletics Congress President, 1985-88
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Treasurer, 1988-92
  • U.S. Olympic Committee President, 1992-96
Personal: Youngest of 13 children...Was the only member of his family to attend college, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Benedict College of Columbia, S.C., a master’s degree from Columbia University and a doctorate from New York University in exercise physiology and biomechanics...Served as head track and field coach at North Carolina Central...Served as head coach of the U.S. Olympic men’s track and field team in 1976, where he led athletes to gold medals in six events at the Olympic Games Montreal 1976...Was the first African American coach for a U.S. Olympic team...Treasurer of the United States Olympic Committee from 1988-92...President of the USOC from 1992-96.