Al Joyner is a track and field coach and former athlete in the United States. Al Joyner won the triple jump gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. Moreover, Al Joyner was also the trainer and spouse of the late Florence Griffith Joyner, who won four Olympic medals.

Table of Biography

Early Life

Al Joyner was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, the United States on January 19, 1960. He is 62 years old (as of 2022) under the astrological sign Capricorn. His full name is Alfrederick “Al” Joyner. Al Joyner is an American and belongs to mixed (African-American) ethnicity.

He has three siblings named Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Angela Joyner, and Debra McNair. Besides that, there is no additional information regarding his parents, relative, and any other family members.

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Caption: Al Joyner with his family source: Vim Buzz


Regarding his educational background, he completed his secondary education at Lincoln High School in East St. Louis, Illinois. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he went to Arkansas State University.


Talking about his career, he traveled to Los Angeles for the Summer Games to compete with the U.S. Olympic track and field team in 1984. With a jump of 56 feet 7.5 inches, Joyner became the first African American in 80 years to win a gold medal in the triple jump.

He has also earned the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given every four years to the finest American competitor in an Olympic Field Event. Moreover, Joyner has been inaugurated 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.

He was also hired by to write columns on track and field for the 2000 Olympic games in Australia. During this time, he also trained two athletes with their sights on the 2000 U.S. Olympic Track and Field team and was training himself to contend in the men’s triple jump trials.

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Caption: Al Joyner doing Triple Jump at 1984 Olympic Games source: Sporting

Furthermore, From 1999 to 2003, he was on the University of California UCLA in Los Angeles’ track and field staff as an assistant coach/women’s jumps coach.

Joyner was the sprint & jump coach for the 2005 USOC Paralympics team in Helsinki, which won 16 medals out of the 30. He joined the USATF/ USOC coaching staff in 2005 and in 2007, he became the full-time USOC high-performance jump coach.

Net Worth

Al Joyner has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is around $1.9 million by 2022.

Personal Life

Al Joyner is currently married to Alisha Biehn. Previously, he was married to a track athlete Florence Griffith.  They met in 1980 at the Olympic trials registration. Later, he became his wife’s coach.

Griffith won three gold medals at the 1988 Olympic Games. In 1990, their first daughter named Mary Ruth was born. Sadly, In 1998, Griffith died from an epileptic seizure at the age of 38.

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Caption: Al Joyner with his wife Alisha Biehn source: AmoMama.

Joyner met Alisha Biehn after four years of Florence’s death. The two started dating after they met at a bar where she worked. After dating for a few years, they tied the wedding knot in June 2003. Together they were blessed with two children, Jayden Afredrick Joyner, and Skylar Rose Joyner.

Body Measurements

Al Joyner is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 1 inch (1.86m) and weighs about 77 kg (169 lbs). In addition, Joyner has black pair of eyes and black hair color.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, he is active on his Instagram account @thealjoynergoldenmindset with 3,160 followers. Besides this, he is not active on any other social media sites including Twitter and Facebook.

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