This article is about the athlete. For the professional baseball player, see Ray Boyd (baseball)
Raymond ("Ray") Boyd (born 28 June 1951) is a former athlete from Australia, who competed in the Pole vault.
Boyd won eleven Australian Championships in the Pole Vault, ending his career on a high note when winning the Gold medal at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. He competed in two Olympics and three Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1982. He was coached by Wal Chisholm.
Boyd's best vault of 5.30 metres was achieved in Melbourne on 15 March 1976.
His wife, Denise Boyd (née Robertson) was also a Commonwealth Games champion and double-Olympic finalist at 200 metres. The Boyds have three children, all of whom are successful athletes:
- Alana (born 10 May 1984) - 4.55 m Pole Vaulter
- Jacinta (born 10 February 1986) - 6.64 m Long Jumper
- Matthew (Matt) (born 29 April 1988) - 5.35 m Pole Vaulter
Ray is Alana, Jacinta and Matthew 's coach for training.