Coaches: Athletics (track & field)
Deborah is from Nekoosa and she has been involved with Special Olympics for the last 30 years. Debra will be coaching athletics (track & field) at the 2018 USA Games. She enjoys being involved in the organization because she has witnessed many athletes come out of their shell and shine because of their involvement. In 2017 she was inducted into Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame for her service and dedication to the movement. Deborah loves watching the confidence of athletes grow and says that the smile’s on an athlete’s face when they finish a race, bowl a good frame, or make a new friend, is the greatest measure of success. The athletes have taught her that you can do anything if you set your mind to it and persevere. In her free time, Debra enjoys making jewelry and baskets, shopping, knitting, golfing, and camping.