2021/01/08

DeafDigest Sports – January 8, 2021

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— Texas volleyball

— Maryland football’s first coach

— dedication to two departed individuals

— ESDAA gains a new member

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DeafDigest Sports double dedication

Patrick Robinson (see Alabama sports)

Richard Frederick Gays (see Maryland football)

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ESDAA sports

ESDAA welcomes a former member school back.  Virginia School for the Deaf
and the Blind is a returning member of ESDAA.

In a unanimous vote by the entire membership, the Eastern Schools for the
Deaf Athletic Association  – ESDAA – is extremely pleased to
welcome Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind into our Association.

We are thrilled that they chose to come back and join our association and
we look forward to spirited competition.

Welcome back, VSDB!

note:
This means Virginia leaves Mason-Dixon Schools for the Deaf conference,
leaving it with 10 member schools.

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Alabama sports

Celebration of Life for Patrick Robinson

Dear AIDB Family, I am saddened to share the news that Patrick
Robinson, a beloved retiree of AIDB, passed away on December 26th. Patrick
was a graduate of the Alabama School for the Deaf, a teacher and beloved coach.

Patrick also served for many years as the director of the Talladega
Regional Center and later, Executive Director of E. H. Gentry Facility.

Patrick was loved by all and he will be missed. Please continue to keep
Patrick’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Patrick’s memorial service will be held on January 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm, at
McFarlane Auditorium on the campus of Alabama School for the Deaf. The
auditorium is located at 409 Cherry Street in Talladega. Please be aware
that due to COVID-19 protocols, seating will be limited. Temperature checks
and masks will be required for attendance.

With deep sadness,
Dr. John Mascia
President, AIDB

note:
At Gallaudet, he served as student coach of the women’s basketball team
for three seasons. At Alabama School for the Deaf he served as assistant
coach with the girls’ basketball team that twice won the Team of the Year
honors, and also coached the girls’ volleyball team. DeafDigest Sports
named him as the coach of the year in 2009 and 2011.

His picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/patrick-robinson-alabama/

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper story

Fountain Central used a big second half to outdo Indiana Deaf 39-23.

The Mustangs, playing for the third time in three days, outscored the
Orioles 24-7 over the final two quarters.

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Maryland football’s first coach

Richard Frederick Gays passed away just recently.

He briefly worked at Maryland SD before embarking
on a long career in Deaf Education.

When Maryland started football as a new sport
in 1969, he was the team’s first head coach
and steered the team to a 1-5-0 record.

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 37
Loyd Star 63

Record 2-6

MSD 26
Loyd Star 74

Record 0-9

Next Game 1/12 @ Bayou Academy

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Texas volleyball

TSD Athletics is proud to announce that several of our girls volleyball
players have been selected to All-Team by TAPPS (Texas Association of
Private and Parochial Schools) . Below explains the specifics.
Congratulate them for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the
girls volleyball program.

Academic All State
Jazelina Bumbala
Alyssa Glennon

TAPPS All District Team
Jazelina Bumbala, First Team
Alyssa Glennon, Second Team
Jayne Taylor, Honorable Mention
Zara Thompson, Honorable Mention

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random deafsports thoughts

This is not funny.

A deaf coach of a deaf football team read
the coaching manual which said wind sprints
are important for conditioning purposes.

He never understood what wind sprints meant
and so, he instructed his team to flow
through the football field depending on the
direction of the winds.

Several deaf players knew that the deaf coach
did not understand the meaning, but for the
sake of the team morale, kept quiet about it!

That deaf coach only lasted one season.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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

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.

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

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