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Former LRSC AD, women's basketball head coach Schwab inducted to NJCAA Hall of Fame

By Sam Herder

Duane Schwab, the former longtime athletic director and head women's basketball coach at Lake Region State College, has been inducted into the Class of 2016 NCJAA Hall of Fame.

Schwab was the athletic director at LRSC from 1990-2014. He coached the women’s basketball team from 1989-2014, where he won 572 games, won 14 Mon-Dak Conference titles and appeared in nine NCJAA National Tournaments.

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Source: Devils Lake Journal

Former basketball star Lawrence Moten adjusts to being an assistant at Gallaudet

By David Driver

gallaudetGallaudet was leading in the closing seconds of a recent home game when assistant coach Lawrence Moten shouted “make your free throws” and mimicked a shooting motion toward Brandon Holsworth, who had just made one of two from the line. “I know,” the senior forward said.

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Source: Washington Post

Kevin T. Milligan Sr., prominent deaf athlete, longtime teacher lost his hearing as a boy

Kevin T. Milligan Sr. of Depew, a deaf athlete hall of famer and a teacher for the deaf, died Monday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 79.

Born in Buffalo, the third of 10 children, he lost his hearing at the age of 6 after contracting German measles. He developed his athletic skills on South Buffalo playgrounds and was a 1955 graduate of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.

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Source: The Buffalo News

NDCS teams up with Basketball England to give deaf children opportunity to play

National Deaf Children’s Society and Basketball England have scored a slam-dunk with their new deaf-friendly basketball tips.

A new resource – the first of its kind - has been developed to make sure that the game is accessible for the 45,000 deaf children and young people in the UK.

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Source: National Deaf Children’s Society

Faieta ’15 Honored as “Hero Among Us” by Celtics

EASTON, Mass. (December 29, 2015) – Recent Stonehill College women's basketball graduate and All-American Tori Faieta '15, who is currently a member of the Leicester Riders from the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) in England, was recognized by the Boston Celtics on Sunday night as its Massachusetts State Lottery "Hero Among Us."

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Source: Stonehill Skyhawks

Deaf Basketball Australia team aims to cement reputation at Turkish games

By Brittany Shanahan

Australia Deaf BasketballAUSTRALIAN basketballer Mark Bilyj is paving the way for the next generation of hearing-impaired athletes across the country.

The 29-year-old from Doreen captained the Deaf Basketball Australia team, known as the Goannas, which won gold medals at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships and the Asia Pacific Deaf Games last month.

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Source: Leader


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