2019/06/02

DeafDigest Sports – May 31-June 2, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 14 schedules turned in

— Fremont updates

— Gallaudet updates

— announcement of new football coach

— hands-on football coach

— college sports frustration

— famous actor as athlete

— NFL quiz for hall of fame director

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2019 football schedules, 14 turned in so far

the 14th schedule was turned this week

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet football

part of newspaper story

Beaumont High School held it’s annual signing day ceremony on May 23 for
12 college-bound student athletes who signed commitments to continue
playing sports at the four-year level – Shaun Cannady, Gallaudet
University (football)

IRVING, Texas – Gallaudet University senior offensive lineman Drew
Faulkner (Niceville, Fla.) and Brad Peterson (Avalon, Pa.) were named to
the 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, which
is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who
each maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade point average (GPA) or better
throughout their college career.

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University defensive lineman Everett Polzin
(Frederick, Md.) was honored Sunday, April 7, at the 13th annual
Scholar-Athlete Banquet hosted by the National Capital Region Chapter of
the National Football Foundation (NFF). Polzin received The
Scholar-Athlete Award, a $1,000 scholarship.

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Gallaudet athletics

Gallaudet University student-athletes recognized at annual awards ceremony

WASHINGTON – The 2018-19 Gallaudet University athletics year officially
came to a close on Tuesday, May 7, in the Field House gym as the GU
athletics department held its annual awards ceremony. Student-athletes and
team managers were supplied a catered dinner from Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque
that was served by Gallaudet’s head coaches and athletic staff.

Bison student-athletes from 14 varsity teams were recognized before a
capacity crowd. Three-sport student-athlete Hannah Neild (Litchfield,
N.H.) repeated as the Student-Athlete of the Year after starting on the
women’s basketball, soccer and softball teams. Baseball senior shortstop
Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) received the other Student-Athlete of the
Year award.

Gallaudet Director of Athletics Victor Mansure served as the host of the
ceremony for the first time as he completed his first year at the helm.

Several special awards were handed out on the night. The first John Perry
Award, presented to the top Gallaudet assistant coach was presented to
longtime football assistant coach Bob Miller. The award is named in honor
of the late John Perry, a longtime men’s basketball assistant coach. The
Perry family was present for the banquet and received a special
recognition as the first award was presented. Another first, was the first
Michael Weinstock Fan of the Year award that was presented to the Markel
family.

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Fremont football

Welcome to the 130TH YEAR of California School for the Deaf Football.  We are
the OLDEST consecutive Deaf team in America and one of the oldest in the entire
state of California!  My name is Warren Keller and this will be my eighth season
as your Varsity Football Head Coach.  Joining us this season is five amazing
assistant coaches, four staff, and we also have six former football players who
will be our managers this season.  Our coaches have over 75 years of coaching
experience and we are excited to have many of them back with us!

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Fremont sports

Fall 2019 Coaching Staff

We are excited to announce our High School Sports
coaching staff for this fall!

Varsity Cheerleading

Head Coach – Chris Joseph, 2nd Year

Assistant Coach – Moni Brown

Assistant Coach – Samantha Braidi

Varsity Cross Country

Head Coach – Kris Hatch, 10th Year

Assistant Coach – April Lindbergh

Varsity Football

Head Coach – Warren Keller, 8th Year

Assistant Coach – Mario Arellano

Assistant Coach – Herminio Gonzalez

Assistant Coach – Tan Nguyen

Assistant Coach – LeRoy Boren
Assistant Coach – Adam Jarashow

Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach – Karina Pedersen, 14th Year

Assistant Coach – Charles Holmes

Assistant Coach – Darriyan Thomas

Junior Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach – Farrah Harmount, 1st Year

Assistant Coach – Dako Tiku

Have a great summer and GO EAGLES!

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Model football

Angelo Leccese is our football coach for 2019 season.

note:
He didn’t coach last season but coached two seasons
ago.

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hands-on football coach

part of newspaper story

Packers’ LaFleur suffers torn Achilles

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have their first major injury of
the offseason program: coach Matt LaFleur.

The first-year head coach, who has shown a hands-on approach in practice,
tore his Achilles tendon, according to a source.

note:
Well, Gary Klingensmith, a Penn State NCAA-I elite player, would
sometimes put on his helmet and pads during Gallaudet practice
sessions (1965-1967 seasons) to teach his players how to
play real football. Luckily for him, he was never injured!

Did it help? During his three seasons, his two big wins were
against Frostburg and Shepherd. These two universities play
NCAA-II football nowadays.

It is probably illegal nowadays under current NCAA-I rules for
the coaches to put on their helmet and pads during practice sessions.

Gary, by the way, was deaf, and while knowing no ASL before
coming to Gallaudet, learned it quickly enough to be able
to communicate in signs.

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random deafsports thoughts

In the past years, DeafDigest Sports editor, as a young man,
was on vacation at the same time Gallaudet was playing important
athletic contests. In New York City, he had to take a long
subway ride to Times Square where out of town
newspapers were for sale. He wanted to know if Gallaudet defeated
DC Teachers College in the 1966 baseball conference championship game.

Gallaudet did, winning the game 6-5 and grabbed the championship.

And then in fall of 1966, DeafDigest Sports editor was in
Los Angeles. He wanted to know if Gallaudet defeated Frostburg
in a football game, so had to go to a downtown Los Angeles
newspaper stand to look at football scores.

Gallaudet did, winning the game 18-14. It was Gallaudet’s only
win that season.

Nowadays, Gallaudet fans could, easily on the internet, quickly
know of the game results. Not possible years ago!

When DeafDigest Sports editor returned to Washington, DC, the
football players told him that on one Frostburg goal line stand
in the late part of 4th quarter, they gave the ball to their
big fullback, about 6-3 and 235 lbs. The Gallaudet players
bunched together and ganged up on him, stopping him on each
of these four diving attempts. This guaranteed a big Gallaudet
win.

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college deaf sports

Easy, through the internet, to find out which colleges have
deaf athletes playing which sports?

No.

Many sports information directors are often unaware which
deaf athletes they have on their teams – and when asked
by DeafDigest Sports editor, they often run around, asking
coaches, asking trainers and asking athletes if they know
of deaf teammates!!!!!

DeafDigest Sports editor is joking?

No.

It is a fact.

Very often these same sports information directors
inform DeafDigest Sports editor that they have
some deaf athletes, already seniors and at the end
of their collegiate careers.

Why not tell DeafDigest Sports editor while these
same athletes were freshmen!

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from a web sports/actors slide shows

Famous Actors Who Also Starred as Athletes

29. Lou Ferrigno

Okay, this one really doesn’t require an active imagination in any sense
of the of word. Lou Ferrigno, who is quite literally built like the Hulk,
took over our televisions playing just that in the 1970s on CBS’s The
Incredible Hulk series.

Before he was tearing off his shirt, getting mean and turning green ,
he was a professional body builder. (Well, he was still tearing his shirt
off then too.)

The biggest difference from bodybuilding to acting as the Hulk for Ferrigno
– who famously starred in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Pumping Iron – was swapping
tanning lotion out for green paint.

note:
this posting did not mention that he played a few games in
Canadian Football League, despite never having played football
in his life. He realized he didn’t like football and left the
team after just playing a few games. Anyway does Body Building
qualify as a sport?

Ferrigno is deaf but functions as a hearing person, knowing
no ASL.

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NFL football

part of ESPN story

Mr. Hall of Fame, Joe Horrigan, says goodbye

This June 1 is Horrigan’s last day as the Pro Football Hall
of Fame’s executive director

42 years as he became professional football’s unofficial official historian.

note:
unoffical historian?

Hope so.

A quick quiz for him:

please name the three deaf players that played in the NFL.

Would he quickly answer that question with these three names?

Bonnie Sloan
Kenny Walker
Derrick Coleman

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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