Two-time Olympic medalist Hollis Conway spent 18 years as a Multi Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has been a frequent motivational speaker at camps, banquets and corporate events around the country and is the author of two books: Yes, I Can! and Grasshopper.
Hollis Conway is one of the top speakers in the world and is a member of six Hall of Fames, including the UL Lafayette Athletics Hall of Fame, the U.S. Track & Field Hall of Fame and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He has been featured on many world renowned talk shows and commercials, including NIKE and McDonald's.
He won the silver medal in the high jump at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea and the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. The No. 1-ranked high jumper for seven consecutive years, Conway still holds the American indoor record in the high jump at 7-10.5 and is still the NCAA outdoor and indoor record holder that was set in 1989.
An ordained minister, Conway was highlighted as a "Louisiana Legend," during a Feb. 5, 2017 episode of the LPB program that recognizes outstanding Louisianans who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines including writing, art, entertainment, politics, public service and athletics. Conway was born in Chicago, Ill., and is a 1991 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is married to the former Charlotte Bergeron and is the father of four girls, Shaquita, Tarvia, Holli', the 2018 Miss Louisiana, and Angelique.