USA Deaf Basketball is a non profit organization and the national governing body serving deaf and Hard of Hearing for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As a recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) and the Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF), USA basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in DIBF sponsored international competitions, as well as for some national competitions.
2015 World Basketball Game Schedule: http://2015worlddeafbasketball.deafsports.org.tw/web/en/game-info/games-schedules
2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships Taoyuan, Taiwan: http://deafsportsireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2015-WDBC-Bulletin-No.-1.pdf
2015 National Team Roster - Updated 22 April 2015
|2015 Women National Team Roster|
|First Name||Last Name||City||State|
|2015 Men National Team Roster|
|First Name||Last Name||City||State|
|Ali||Elmasri||San Luis Obispo||California|
Coaching staff for men's team:
James Destefano – Head Coach Frederick, Maryland
Keith Westhoelter – Associate Head Coach Indianapolis, Indiana
Kevin Kovacs – Assistant Coach Livermore, California
Craig Radford – Assistant Coach Clearwater, Florida
Peter Badavas – Team manager Frederick, Maryland
Jeff Liu - Athletic – Trainer Long Beach, California
Coaching staff for women's team:
Laura Edwards – Head Coach Tucson, Arizona
Victoria Crockett – Assistant Coach Los Angeles, California
Lani Murashige – Assistant Coach Tucson, Arizona
Ashlea Hayes – Administrative Assistant Los Angeles, California
Willda Jarrett – Athletic Trainer Bellflower, California
USA Deaf Basketball - International News:
USADB-International is proud to announce the new selection of head coaches for Men and Women Basketball teams for 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championship that will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from July 4 - 12, 2015. The men head coach is James Destefano of Olney, Maryland and the women head coach is Laura Edwards of Tucson, Arizona. They both recently coached U-21 World Deaf Basketball Championship in Turkey last summer and won the championship. Please join me to congratulate both of them.
USADB- International is conducting a training camp/tryout to be held at Gallaudet University on October 9 - 12. The invited players will have the opportunity to compete for 12 man/woman roster spot for 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championship. Also, we will be featuring USA Deaf Basketball Showcase Game (BLUE VS WHITE) on Saturday, October 11th. The Women game will begin at 4pm and Men game will begin at 6pm.
For more information about our USADB International, check our website www.usadeafbasketball.org. and USADB-International Facebook page.
For more information about World Deaf Basketball Championship, check their website: http://2015worlddeafbasketball.deafsports.org.tw/web/en/
If you have any question, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Deaf Basketball is hosting the tryout/training camp at Gallaudet University on October 9-12 (pending on the final approval of the location). The players that are invited to attend this event will be notified in email by men and women program coordinators soon. More information about this event will be announced soon. Also, you are encouraged to check our facebook page -- USADB International. If you have any question or concern, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Coach Selection Criteria 2015 - form
2014 U-21 World Deaf Basketball Championship
Men roster for left to right: Trey Gordon- 14, James Steingeiser #10, Tyler Crace #12, Rashad Gatlin #9, Conrad Baer #4, Todd Bonheyo #7, Josh McGriff#15, Jesse Steingeiser #11, Chris Mitchell #8
Women Roster from left to right: Jeff Liu - athletic trainer, Victoria Crockett- assistant coach, Raven Pentz #7, Sara Wnek #9, Sabina Shysh #5, Alex Muller #11, Elena Ciccarelli #13, Lawjen Ashmore #6, Brianna DiGiovanni #10, Danielle Warren #8, Laura Edwards- Head Coach, David Hamilton- Team director
USA Deaf Basketball Hosts National Tournament in Concord
USA Deaf Basketball kicked off it's annual national tournament yesterday in Concord yesterday.
Posted on April 11, 2014 Fox 46 Carolinas
2014 U-21 World Deaf Basketball Championship in Samsun, Turkey
USADB- International is proud to announce the new selection of head coaches for Men and Women Basketball teams for this upcoming U-21 World Deaf Basketball Championship that will be held in Samsun, Turkey from July 4 - 12, 2014. Men's head coach is James Destefano of Frederick, Maryland and the women's head coach is Laura Edwards from Tucson, Arizona. Please join me to congratulate both of them.
Tech basketball player tells deaf elementary students to go after their dreams
By Natalie Gross: http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2013-10-22/tech-basketball-player-tells-deaf-elementary-students-go-after-their-dreams#.Umzc2SQ6LjM
Red Raiders point guard Luke Adams tells students of his struggles and successes as a deaf person.
Posted on October 22, 2013 Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
- By Colin Whited | USADB: Team USA Primed to Continue Deaflympic Dominance at the XXII Deaflympiad
FREDERICK — It may not come as a surprise when the consensus of the international basketball world points to the United States as the odds-on-favorites to capture an unprecedented 15th consecutive gold medal at the XXII Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Posted on 7/24/13 USA Deaf Basketball USADB
- Joshua McGriff: ABC News-Local athlete to compete in the Summer Deaflympics
Local athlete to compete in the Summer Deaflympics. ABC Local
- Layton Seeber: http://www.news-gazette.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. — There are things Layton Seeber doesn't have. Hearing is the most prominent. He takes a philosophical approach to his fate. "I've always looked at the bigger picture," Seeber said. "Things could be worse."...
Posted on 4/21/13 The News-Gazette
- Luke Adams: http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/062813aab.html
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech junior Luke Adams has been selected to represent Team USA at the 22nd Deaflympics from July 26 to Aug. 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Posted on 6/28/13 TEXAS TECH
- Sekoe White: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/06/28/2696576/lexington-native-transitioning.html
Lexington native Sekoe White is looking to earn his third basketball gold medal at this summer's Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria. But White had to become a coach before he was sure he wanted to play again.
Posted on 6/28/13 Kentucky.com
- By Amelia Mowl: Team USA Looks to Reclaim Gold at the XXII Deaflympiad
The US Deaflympics Basketball team is holding it's training camp in Frederick, Maryland in preparation for the Deaflympics Summer games being held next week in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Posted on 7/24/13 USA Deaf Basketball
- 2013 USA Deaf Basketball Men's Finalist
- 2013 USA Deaf Basketball Women's Finalist
- Sofia 2013 Deaflympics
- Facbook - USADB International
- Facebook - Deaflympics 2013 Bulgaria -Дефлимпикс 2013 България