A former member of the UCLA men’s soccer team, movie producer and director Frank Marshall was a vice president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He was presented the Olympic Shield in 2005 for his contributions to the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
Broadcaster Jim McKay was well known for his coverage of the Olympics, including the Munich 1972 Olympic Games where — on his only scheduled off day during the competition — he broadcast for 16 consecutive hours without a break after the tragic killing of 11 Israeli athletes, coaches and trainers.
The youngest of 13 children and the first member of his family to attend college, LeRoy Walker was the first Black American to coach a U.S. Olympic Team, guiding the men’s track and field team to six gold medals in the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. Served four years as U.S. Olympic Committee treasurer and four years as U.S. Olympic Committee president.