Walter McCoy
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1958-11-15) November 15, 1958 (age 65)
Daytona Beach, Florida
College teamFlorida State Seminoles
Updated on 22 February 2013.

Walter McCoy (born November 15, 1958) is an American former sprinter who qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. He did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.[1] He did compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2]

A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, McCoy attended Seabreeze High School. The Orlando Sentinel named McCoy among their list of the best high school track and field athletes in Central Florida history.[3]


  1. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry (2008). Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Walter McCoy". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  3. ^ Who Marvin Bracy is chasing on list of area's best track and field stars ever