International News

Announcing Men’s & Women’s National Roster & Pool for upcoming 2019 World Championships in Lublin, Poland

Announcing 2019 USA Deaf Basketball National Team Coaches

The International Program is very excited to announce that Deb Ayres (Women) and Jimmy Newsome (Men) will be our head coaches. Laura Edwards will be Deb’s assistant and Jeff Ploederl will be Jimmy’s assistant. We look forward to working with them all on building a strong program going forward. Congratulations Deb, Jimmy, Laura and Jeff!

2019 WDBC Official Poster & Bulletin #1

2019 WDBC Bulletin #1

2019 World Deaf Basketball Championship Site Announced!

Led by Perry and Neild’s Double-Doubles, USA Defeats Japan 79 – 63 in Gold Medal Game

The USA defeated Japan by a score of 79 – 63 in the Gold Medal game of the 2018 Women’s U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships on the Donald Padden Court at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The USA team was led by the outstanding inside game of Cassidy Perry (Frederick, MD), who grabbed 13 rebounds […]

USA Under-21 Men’s Basketball Team Claims Third Straight Gold in 81 – 63 Defeat of Japan

The USA defeated Japan by a score of 81 – 63 in the Gold Medal game of the 2018 Men’s U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships on the Donald Padden Court at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The USA team defense was able to overcome a scorching performance by Japan’s Kazuma Tsuya, who scored nailed 6 […]

World Deaf Championship Coaches opportunity

USADB International is looking for Men’s and Women’s coaches for the World Deaf Basketball Championship games that will be held next year 2019. Linked below ar ethe coach criteria: WDBC 2019 – Men’s WDBC 2019 – Women’s The deadline to apply is June 30, 2018

Press Release: USADB International Program

Contact: Nathan Boyes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: Website: USADB International Program Vancouver, WA – February 2, 2018 — The USADB Executive Board decided to make some changes in the USADB International program. USADB would like to recognize and appreciate the many years Mr. David Hamilton has contributed to the USADB International program since […]

Kevin Kovacs and Lindsay Stergio to Head USA U20 and U21 Teams throughout 2018

Kevin Kovacs Gallaudet University’s Kevin Kovacs has been selected as the men’s basketball head coach for the U-20 and U-21 teams that will compete for the gold in Bolivia in October 2017 and Washington D.C. in July 2018, respectively. Kovacs, in his second year as the Bison’s head coach, led Gallaudet to 20-6 record this […]

United States wins Gold at Deaf Pan Am Games to ends drought ​​since 2009 Deaflympics at Taipei, Taiwan​

USA  97 ARGENTINA 53 – GOLD MEDAL GAME USA left no doubt on who was the best team in the Pan Amdes competition when  they raced to a 13 point lead with only four minutes of play.  Without missing a  beat, USA resumed its up tempo attack out of the gates against Argentina.   Argentina did not start Nicolas Montero who had 18 points in the upset win over  Venezuela the night before.  Without Montero in their starting lineup, Argentina  lost a bit of their offensive firepower.  USA substituted early to keep fresh legs in  the game and the bench repaid the coaching staff with quick bursts of offense.    Montero finally entered the game but his presence made no difference as USA  went up 23‐7.  Argentina’s Juan Aude did not help matters as he went out with  three fouls in 1st quarter alone.  His absence opened up the middle for USA’s  frontcourt to score at will.  Half time score: USA 44 Argentina 25.  The second half opened with a slower tempo by both teams, and was marred by  sloppiness and physical play.  Four minutes later, the two teams were still in stall  mode as both teams managed only three points apiece.  The referees were  obviously letting the players play, as the court was starting to look like a football  field, with jarring body contacts and a few wrestling bouts for the ball.  Tempers flared in the third quarter when Argentina’s Facundo Herrero was called  for a technical foul with USA up 73‐38.   Herrero’s technical failed to inspire his  teammates for a late game rally.  Even if they were inspired, it was too late, for  USA had already dominated the Argentinians in every aspect of the game.  USA  breezed through the last quarter for an easy 97‐53 win over Argentina to win  their first Pan Am gold since 1999.  It also marked their first gold since 2009  Deaflympics in Taipei, Taiwan.  Robert Haney, Trey Gordon and Raymond Nelson  led the USA’s balanced attack with 16, 15, and 14 points respectively.