2019/05/28

DeafDigest Sports – May 27-28, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts; deaf coaches in college sports

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— elite deaf athlete, Australian Rules Football

— deaf volleyball team defeating champions in pool play

— ousted in French tennis

— a coaching opportunity

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past few days

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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women’s volleyball

part of press release

Open Nationals

Women’s A
Team Bearclaw (Iowa Region) claimed the Women’s A Division title with a
25-18, 25-19 victory over Team Freedom A-Red (Garden Empire Region). Team
Bearclaw finished the tournament with a 10-1 record, its only loss to USA
Deaf Volleyball (Chesapeake Region) in a second-round match.

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French Open tennis

part of ESPN news

Nadal made light work of qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Monday,
winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the French Open

ESPN made no mention of Yannick Hanfmann’s deafness. DeafDigest
Sports applauds Hanfmann for making it to the French Open.
Very, very difficult for tennis pros to make it to any of these
Big 4 tournaments – Australian, French, Wimbledon and USA Open.
They must win in their qualifying rounds first.

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making debut in high level Australian Rules
Football league

part of a posting

Northcote Park youngster Mahmoud El-Achkar’s debut shows
deafness no hurdle to footy dream

A youngster making his senior debut is a weekly event in the
Northern Football League.

note:
a senior level in Australian Rules Football is sort of
equal to Class AAA in baseball, a notch below major
league baseball

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VMI football coaching candidate

Way back in 1916, VMI was looking for a new head coach.

There were many applicants for that coaching vacancy.

The list of candidates was whittled down to two.

One of the two was Ed Foltz, a great Gallaudet football
player who also had a great success coaching football
in schools for the deaf.

He did not get the job for one reason – his deafness.

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coaching opportunity

USA Deaf Track and Field is seeking for a well-qualified Head Coach to
lead the USA Team for the years of 2020 and 2021.  The position is a
volunteer position.

Please review the application link below and apply.

http://usadtf.org/pdf/2021CoachesCriteria.pdf

USA Team has a rich history of bringing excellent track and field athletes
dating back to 1957 Milan.  The USADTF hopes to land a person who can take
over the helm
and bring home medals from the 2020 World Deaf Athletics Championships and
2021 Summer Deaflympics.  Their destinations are undetermined at the
moment.

Should any interested applicant have some questions, please contact –
info@usadtf.org

Best of luck to you!

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random deafsports thoughts

do read the story about the VMI coaching vacancy.

Deafness really a barrier to big time coaching
opportunities?

We do have several deaf coaches in NCAA-I sports
but these are basically minor sports such as
swimming and wrestling. What about big time
sports – football, basketball, baseball,
lacrosse? These big time collegiate powers would
not touch a deaf coach.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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