Bud Hollowell

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameBuddy Ryan "Bud"•Hollowell
Used nameBud•Hollowell
Born1 January 1943 in Long Beach, California (USA)
Died16 May 2014 in Lakeland, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Bud Hollowell attended the University of Southern California where he played baseball and football. He led the Trojans to the 1963 College World Series title as a catcher, in which he was voted the Most Outstanding Player. This led to Hollowell’s selection for the USA’s 1964 Olympic baseball team, and also a minor league career with the Alaska Goldpanners, Santa Barbara Dodgers, and Pocatello (Idaho) Chiefs from 1964-69. He then served as the manager of the Ogden (Utah) Dodgers in 1970-71.

After his baseball career ended, Hollowell returned to Southern Cal where he earned masters’ and Ph.D. degrees in physical education. He returned to various schools as a professor, but teaching philosophy and religion, notably at the University of Florida, University of Phoenix, and the American Military University. Hollowell founded and led One World Insight, an organization designed to raise consciousness about aging and assisting the elderly. In his later years he and his wife ran Flamingo Healthcare in Lakeland, Florida, which served the needs of the elderly, ill, and disabled.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Baseball (Baseball/Softball) USA Bud Hollowell
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States =1
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 1