Miller will be coaching the Team Kentucky track and field athletes for the third consecutive USA Games. In Seattle in 2018 her athletes captured eight medals including four gold. The 2013 Special Olympics Kentucky Coach of the Year, Miller has been involved in the program for 15 years coaching golf and bowling and works with the Murray/Calloway County cheerleading and basketball teams in addition to coaching track and field. She has also spearheaded Unified Champion Schools programs in the Murray Independent School District while she worked there as a speech pathologist. She accompanied a Unified youth team to the Global Social Impact Summit that Special Olympics held in conjunction with the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Outside of Special Olympics she has coached the Murray Independent School District’s cross country program. She lives in Murray and works for the West Kentucky Education Cooperative and is the Western Kentucky Regional Coordinator for Special Olympics Kentucky.
Hickerson, 16, will be the youngest member of Team Kentucky at the Games. She is a student at Seneca High School. Hickerson has been a Special Olympics athlete for seven years, competing in bowling, cheerleading and softball in addition to track and field. She is making her first USA Games trip.
Rates, 37, of Hawesville has been a Special Olympics athlete for 30 years and has competed in track and field for more than a decade. In addition to track he has competed in bowling, softball and basketball with the Daviess County Special Olympics program. He works at Bill’s IGA. This will be his first trip to the USA Games.
Roy, 23, of Finchville will be the only member of the Team Kentucky track contingent with USA Games experience. She won gold in the 200 meters and silver in the 100 meters at the 2018 Games in Seattle. She has been involved in Special Olympics for 16 years, competing in softball, basketball, bowling and flag football in addition to track. In addition to her USA Games experience, Roy was part of the Kentucky team that competed in the 2019 NIRSA Unified Collegiate Basketball Tournament. She is also an Athlete Leadership Program graduate. Roy works at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Shepherdsville's Yates, 25, will be another USA Games first-timer. He has been a Special Olympics athlete for six years and competes in basketball and softball in addition to track and field. He works at the Best Buy Distribution Center.