Throughout his college career, Al Joyner competed with Arkansas State University’s track and field team. By the time he graduated, Joyner was a three-time NCAA All-American indoor champion, a three-time NCAA All-American outdoor champion, and a four-time Southland Conference champion. He also was awarded eighth place in the triple jump at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
The first Al Joyner appearance on the Olympic scene was in 1984 when he won a gold medal in the triple jump event for the US Olympic track and field team. His leap of 17.26m (56’-7.5”) earned him the honor of being the only American in 80 years to win the event. Joyner was also a recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given every four years to the best American competitor in an Olympic Field Event.
Joyner took with him 15 years of coaching experience when he joined the University of California UCLA in Los Angeles’ track and field staff as an Assistant Coach/Women’s Jump Coach in August 2000.
Because of his outstanding track and field record, he was inducted into the Arkansas State University Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1993, the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1999.
**Al Joyner Speaker**
Al Joyner is one of many athletes who turned their heartbreaking loss of a loved one into an opportunity to help other people. He established the Florence Griffith Joyner charity and scholarship fund in memory of his wife, Florence Griffith, also known as Flo Jo. He also began to manage the Flo Jo Community Empowerment Foundation, an organization committed to making dreams come true for the youth around the world. With his passion-filled background, an Al Joyner speaker appearance at your next corporate function will be both an inspiring and heartwarming experience for your audience. Contact TSE now and we will oversee the negotiations with Al Joyner’s agent on your behalf.
**Al Joyner Appearance**
An Al Joyer appearance at your next corporate function will provide powerful athlete, perhaps less known but equally as important, a devoted parent. Although it has been hard for him to accept Flo Jo’s passing away, as well as the numerous awards he received on her behalf, Joyner remains continues to raise his daughter, Mary Ruth even in the tragic absence of her mother.
**Al Joyner Endorsement**
Following the tragic death of his wife, Al Joyner began traveling to promote her newly published book, “Running for Dummies.” One dollar from every sale of the book is donated to the Flo Jo Community Empowerment Foundation. Al Joyner will also bring this community outreach experience to your company, making an Al Joyner endorsement something you can be proud to have TSE negotiate for you.