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DeafDigest Sports – June 13-15, 2012
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Today’s Hot DeafSports News
- Gallaudet’s new basketball coach
- Seeking deaf rugby players
- Remembering Mark Gobble
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Remembering Mark Gobble
Mark Gobble, former Texas School for the Deaf principal,
was hit by a car while jogging and died on the street.
He was getting ready for his new job at at Boston University.
Athletic director Chris Hamilton said:
SAD! Hit us hard in the Austin community. He was
a well rounded person. He did coach MS football in 2003.
He sometimes would volunteer his time helping the Varsity team.
When he was a principal here, he was our NUMBER one fan.
Always stopped my office the next day to chat about the games
that he watched.
Mark, who played a season of football at Florida School for
the Deaf & Blind, never played football at Gallaudet. He
was hurt in the pre-season camp and never played football
Oldtimers will remember his father, the late Ed Gobble, an
all-time Gallaudet football great who put in two seasons of
semi pro football with Virginia Sailors (Atlantic Coast
Football Conference) and with Frederick Falcons (Interstate
Football League), during the late sixties.
Seeking deaf rugby players
Calling out for Deaf rugby players out there? I am trying to put
together an All Deaf rugby team in the Washington RFC ‘s Rugby 7s
tournament on Saturday, June 23rd at the Rosecroft race track outside
of the Washington, DC area. I am hoping to use this tournament
as a springboard to establish an adult Deaf rugby team.
Currently we re practicing at MSSD field for the next two weeks on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to dark with the Washington Rugby Club.
Anyone interested in playing, please reach out to me at
Fremont football & basketball
Seeking head football coach & head boys’ basketball coach
There is an exciting opportunity to coach at California School for
the Deaf as the California School for the Deaf Eagles is accepting
applicants for the Head Coach position of the Varsity Football and
Varsity Boys Basketball program.
Interested applicants should send an email of interest to Athletic
Director Kevin Kovacs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can
also be directed to Kevin Kovacs.
Gallaudet men’s basketball
Gallaudet University athletics names Brendan Stern as new men’s basketball head coach
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A familiar face returns to the Gallaudet
University men’s basketball sidelines as Athletic Director Michael
Weinstock named Brendan Stern the new head coach Wednesday. Stern
ascends to the top position of the GU men’s basketball program after
playing four years as an undergraduate, served as an assistant coach
for three years and most recently guided the Gallaudet women’s
basketball program for one season.
Deaf Collegiate Athletes
Temple – Capri Catalano, sr, softball
A fifth year senior, she was the team’s pitcher,
starting 19 of her team’s 49 games, with a 8-8
record. Her 3.05 ERA was tops among the pitchers
on her team.
Deaf Elite Athletes
Josh Waterman, motocross champion, United Kingdom
his latest race is at:
Deaf Sports Trivia
Q. Brendan Stern is the new men’s basketball coach at
Gallaudet. What was so unusual about it?
A. Brendan is changing jobs – from women’s basketball coach
to men’s basketball coach. One does not see that happen
too often, if any, at hearing colleges.