LeRoy Walker

Track + Field
Inducted: 1975
  • Born in Atlanta, GA, 1918
  • Graduate of Benedict College; earned master’s degree from Columbia and doctorate from New York University
  • Top college sprinter
  • Coach at North Carolina Central from 1945–1974
  • Teams won 30 national titles
  • Coached numerous All-Americans and Olympians
  • Head coach of the 1976 U.S. track and field team
  • Head coach of the 1960 Israel and Ethiopia Olympic track teams, and consultant of the 1968 Trinidad and Kenya Olympic track teams
  • President of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1992–1996
  • Coached briefly at Benedict College, Bishop College, and Prairie View College before coming to North Carolina
  • Chancellor of North Carolina Central from 1983–1986
  • Member of 14 halls of fame and winner of numerous civic honors