Jackie Wheeler

Track & Field Coach  |  Nevada County


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Jackie has been involved with Special Olympics for 25 years in North Carolina, Nevada and Northern California. She has coached 11 different sports and is also an Athlete Leadership Global Messenger Coach for two athletes. Jackie says that Special Olympics is a large and bright part of her family’s life. “Being part of that spark that ignites new life inside our athletes is one the world’s greatest gifts.” Jackie works as an in-home care provider for the State of California and was the captain of the South Australian Women’s State Lacrosse team, which won the Australian Championship!


Jackie on going to the USA Games:

“I am so excited to be attending the 2022 USA Games. It will be a new learning experience of Special Olympics at a higher level. I’m looking forward to all the smiles and excitement of the athletes. I’m honored and blessed to be a part of their amazing adventure.”


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