2014 Team Kentucky Flag Football

Coaches

Danny Lane Danny Lane of Louisville will serve as the head flag football coach for Team Kentucky. He has been a Special Olympics coach since founding the Louisville Flyers program 10 years ago. This is his first selection as a National Games coach. He works for longtime Special Olympics Kentucky supporter UPS.
Tom Hoffman Tom Hoffman of Louisville will serve as Lane’s assistant coach. He has been a Special Olympics coach for two years. He was formerly the head football coach for the Boone County Patriots 5th & 6th grade team in Florence. He has also officiated football games with Arena Football 2, the Mid-South Conference (college) and the Kentuckiana Football Officials Association (high school).

Athletes

Keith Blevins Kevin Blevins, 36, of Louisville who has been in Special Olympics for 20 years. He has played flag football since the sport was introduced four years ago. He has also participated in basketball, soccer, softball and track and field. Blevins works at Kroger.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: I have been working at Kroger for 13 years.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: It helps me meet people.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: I am very excited to show my talents.

James Brown James Brown, 46, of Louisville has been a Special Olympics athlete for 13 years and competed in flag football for two. He also competes in basketball, soccer, softball and track and field. He works at Cork-N-Bottle.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: Traveling and getting involved.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: It keeps me out of trouble.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: I like it and the sports are fun.

 

Jarrid Campeau Jarrid Campeau, 21, of Louisville has been active in Special Olympics for 13 years and has played flag football for three. He also competes in basketball, bowling, softball and track and field. He works at King Pin Lanes, which hosts the Special Olympics Kentucky State Bowling Tournament each December.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: Graduating from Ahrens and being a Big Brother.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: I get to meet people and have many friends.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: Glory and representing my state in football.

 

Kevin Craw Kevin Craw, 17, has been involved in Special Olympics for seven years and played flag football for two. He also competes in basketball, bowling, soccer, softball and track and field. He is a student at Jeffersontown High School and works at Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: Came in fourth in a chess tournament in 2013. Won Special Olympics state championships in football, track and field, bowling and soccer.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: I met new friends.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: I have a lot of fun participating in all of the sports and I look forward to having a great time in New Jersey. I also look forward to making new friendships.

 

Ryland Dake Ryland Dake, 25, of Louisville has been a Special Olympics athlete for 14 years and is in his second year in Flag Football. He also competes in bowling and basketball.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: My many medals with Special Olympics.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: It allowed me to develop a social life. All my friends are in Special Olympics.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: Competition.

 

AJ Gamble A.J. Gamble, 28, of Louisville has been a Special Olympics athlete five years and competed in flag football for two. He also competes in basketball, bowling, soccer, softball and track and field. He works at Independent Opportunities.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: Two-time state champion in flag football.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: I feel like a part of a big family. I taught me the true meaning of good sportsmanship.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: It means the world to me and a chance to show my athletic capabilities.

 

Daniel Gothay Daniel Gothay, 25, of Louisville has been active in Special Olympics for two years and has played flag football for both. He also has competed in bowling and basketball.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: Two state flag football championships.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: Winning.

 

Tim Kornrumpf Tim Kornrumpf, 22, of Louisville has been in Special Olympics for eight years and has played flag football for three. He also competes in basketball, softball and track and field. Kornrumpf is the only member of the flag football team who has competed above the state event level. He was a member of Team Kentucky for the 2010 USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., where he won a Gold and a Bronze Medal in track and field. He also was a factor in one of the best races of those Games, taking Bronze in the final of his division of the 100-meter dash in a race where first and third were separated by just .44 seconds. He works at Derby Lanes.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: I won Gold and Bronze Medals in track at the 2010 USA Games.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: It made me more outgoing and I made lots of new friends.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: I feel like I really accomplished something.

 

Corey Morgan Corey Morgan, 22, of Louisville is in his ninth year as a Special Olympics athlete and his second playing flag football. He has also competed in basketball, soccer, softball and swimming. He works at Home Depot and Walgreens.

What are your biggest accomplishments?: My 2006 softball team — the Oldham County Eagles — won every regular season softball game, every tournament entered and the Kentucky State Special Olympics Championship.
How has Special Olympics changed your life?: Corey has an active social life through Special Olympics. Through numerous softball practices, Corey has learned to work hard, be a team player and respect the coach and players.
What does Special Olympics and competing in the USA Games mean to you?: Fun and the desire to compete with other top teams.

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