From Hoop Dreams to Workforce Reality
31 May 2021
Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman has made a career out of defying the odds.
She decided at a young age that she would champion the cause of the underdog and turned herself into one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in recent Kentucky history. A career educator, coach and mentor, Coleman adopted one of her players and gave birth to a daughter on Feb. 8, 2020, shortly after being sworn into office as the 58th lieutenant governor of Kentucky.
She completed her coursework for her doctorate at the University of Kentucky while running for statewide office, an election she would win as the running mate of now-Gov. Andy Beshear in November 2019.