Keynote Speakers

Tamika Catchings

Keynote Speaker

Opening Session
Oct. 26 and 27

One of the most decorated athletes of all time, Tamika Catchings has left an indelible mark at every level of the game. Catchings is a 4-time Olympic gold medalist, 10-time WNBA All-Star, 5-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a WNBA Champion.

Beyond her on-court success, she is known for her off-court professionalism and was a 3-time recipient of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship award. In 2004, she launched the Catch the Stars Foundation, which empowers youth by providing goal setting programs that promote Fitness, Literacy and Youth development. Since her retirement from professional basketball, she added business owner to her resume as well. A true champion of the people, Tamika divides her time between family, business interests, broadcasting, corporate boards, and philanthropy.

Tamika Catchings

Keynote Speaker

Opening Session
Oct. 26 and 27

One of the most decorated athletes of all time, Tamika Catchings has left an indelible mark at every level of the game. Catchings is a 4-time Olympic gold medalist, 10-time WNBA All-Star, 5-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a WNBA Champion.

Beyond her on-court success, she is known for her off-court professionalism and was a 3-time recipient of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship award. In 2004, she launched the Catch the Stars Foundation, which empowers youth by providing goal setting programs that promote Fitness, Literacy and Youth development. Since her retirement from professional basketball, she added business owner to her resume as well. A true champion of the people, Tamika divides her time between family, business interests, broadcasting, corporate boards, and philanthropy.

Coty Back

Keynote Speaker

Fourth General Session
Friday, Oct. 28

Coty is a husband, father, and leader multiplier. For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to helping others get intentional and strategic about their development and growth. When Coty isn’t traveling the country to speak and facilitate with leaders, you can find him in his home state of Kentucky spending time with his wife (Nikki), playing with his two daughters (Neva Lynn and Ellie June), or getting out in the woods to hunt turkeys.  As a former FFA member and national officer, he is excited about the opportunity to speak at the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo.