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Olympian Debbie Miller

Debbie Miller-Palmore

Olympian Debbie Miller-Palmore has had an extraordinary career in basketball as an All-American cum laude graduate at Boston University. She still holds many of school records in scoring, rebounding, steals, assists, & blocked shots. She is a Hall of Famer and January 31st was named “Debbie Miller-Palmore Day” by the mayor of Boston.  On the international front, Debbie was a member of the United State Olympic team and competed as a professional in both Europe and South America.   She helped to pioneer the American Basketball League and was the general manager for the Atlanta Glory.

Debbie is the founder of Top of the Key, which is the premier provider of basketball training, camps and clinics for both players and coaches. Every year over 1,000 athletes attended camps and player clinics, over 250 coaches attended her coaches’ clinics, and over 150 serious athletes trained live in the Player Development Program.

In January 2013, Debbie launched the first children’s book of the series, “Play With H.E.A.R.T. ” These colorful entertaining books  focus on both character and skill development for young children. These books are ideal for inspiring and teaching boys and girls in grades K-5th.

In 2015, Debbie was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as an athlete, and her ongoing contribution to the development of young athletes and coaches.

Most recently in 2016, she was honored by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus at the World Congress Center for her accomplishments and contributions to the community.

In addition to many years of experience as an educator and coach, Debbie consults with church sports’ programs, and is a much sought after motivational speaker.  She currently directs the basketball leagues at Clairmont Presbyterian Church (that includes 66 teams) and Haygood United Methodist Church (that hosts 92 teams)for young athletes from Pre-K to seniors in High School. 

Outside of the world of basketball and business, Debbie enjoys playing in Celebrity golf tournaments and plays the keyboard in a gospel band.  Debbie is a very multi-talented and dynamic individual. It’s her strong faith, love of the game and commitment to young people that drives her vision at Top of the Key.

To find out more about Debbie and/or book her for your event, call 770 465-1502 or email

Play with H.E.A.R.T.

*Humility * Excellence *Appreciation *Responsibility  *Tenacity