2020/06/08

DeafDigest Sports – – June 1-8, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— elite deaf wrestler

— college deaf baseball player

— fun reading: list of past Gallaudet coaches that moved on

— deaf man coaches soccer

— athletic director vacancies

— a hearing basketball referee

— world soccer championship

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fun reading: list of past Gallaudet coaches that moved on

past Gallaudet coaches that moved on to other college and pro
teams after their Gallaudet coaching days:

men’s basketball
Adrian Walters – new assistant women’s coach, UNC women’s basketball team
John Becker – current head coach, University of Vermont
Marwan Elrakabawy – current head coach, Schreiner University
Jeb Barber – past assistant coach, St Mary’s College

women’s basketball
Kevin Cook – past head coach both at Winthrop and at UNC Asheville

football
Bob Colbert – past coach;  St Vincent College
John Davis – current coach; Newport News Apprentice
Joseph Pascale – past coach George Mason club team and Catholic University
Ed Hottle – current coach; Stevenson University
James Urban – current QB coach; Baltimore Ravens
Doug Miller – past assistant coach; University of DC
Kevin Perkins – past assistant coach at two NCAA-I programs

baseball
Matt Lisle – current assistant softball coach; Fresno State; past hitting coach Chicago White Sox
Jim Mason – past assistant coaches at several colleges, including GWU
Marc Kaplan – past assistant coach at New England College

(thanks to Kevin Kovacs, James DeStefano, Peter Badavas and Rich
Pelletier for contributing information to this list)

note:
this list is not complete. If any of you have remembered other
past Gallaudet coaches (head and assistant) that moved on
to other colleges (or pro teams), please share it with
barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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athletic director vacancies

Indiana
Atlanta Area
Virginia

there may be possibly few more vacancies but the
above is what DeafDigest Sports editor knows of.

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deaf man coaches city soccer

part of newspaper story

Local Coach Unites The Community Through Soccer

“I came up with the idea to give free soccer lessons to the community. All
ages, all kids, even adults,” said Andres Luna, Orlando City Development
Soccer Coach.

Luna was born hearing impaired but he didn’t let that stop him. He earned
a spot on the USA Deaf National team all while finding solace in soccer.

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a hearing basketball referee

from a tweet

my foreign language in college is American Sign Language. I used
to referee basketball with deaf referees because I could communicate with
them. I would referee the Deaf Basketball Tournaments

note:
referee the Deaf Basketball Tournaments?

This is interesting because the trend has been to use
deaf referees in national deaf basketball tournaments!

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elite deaf wrestler

from a partial posting

J’den Cox is an inspiration on the mat. The 2019 freestyle wrestling world
champion is partially deaf and suffered from depression but has found a
way to thrive.

In this week’s Olympic Channel Podcast, J’den talks candidly about Tokyo
2020 postponement, mental health, and his rivalry with team-mate Kyle
Snyder.

note:
he wrestled in the past at University of Missouri

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college deaf baseball player

Anthony Viggiano

rising junior

Bloomsburg University (PA; NCAA-II)

baseball

played 9 of his team’s 10 games, starting 8 before
the remainder of the season was cancelled

hit .250 (7 of 28 at bats)

drove in 4 runners

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world soccer championships

from a tweet

The 4 th world deaf football championship
is at south korea on 2-17 November 2020

note:
Is USA men taking part? Do not know. USA men
won the Americas championship but would that
lead them to the world championships?

Just stay tuned.

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random deafsports thoughts

USADB sent DeafDigest Sports a vlog.

That vlog is not captioned.

Not every sports-loving deaf people
know ASL and non-captioned vlogs are
so unfair to them – even if the signing
on the vlog is beautiful, slow and
clear.

This being said, DeafDigest Sports will not
accept non-captioned vlogs.

Thanks for understanding.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be