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Texas athletes gears up for the 2018 fall season

texasTexas School for the Deaf kicked off their football and volleyball camps last Sunday with 42 boys and 21 girls. The players are eager to have a great fall season!

TSD High School Football team is led by Head Coach John Moore and his assistant coaches Bill Jacobs, Joshua Moore and Harvey Nathanson. The football team will compete against two deaf schools on their schedule, Model Secondary School for the Deaf and Maryland School for the Deaf. TSD will travel to face the MSSD Eagles on September 21st and the Rangers will welcome MSD Orioles on September 28th. First district game will be on October 20th against Geneva Boerne at TSD. This game will be our homecoming game.

Coach RJ Kaufman will lead the Lady Rangers high school volleyball team for the 14th season, and his assistant coaches are Marlene Etkie and Janna Oshman. The volleyball team will play 20 games and five tournaments this fall. They are working diligently to fill in some key positions as they lost three key players to graduation last year. Their first district game will be on September 13th against Hill Country Christian at their school. Their homecoming opponent is San Marcos Panthers.

The high school XC team will have their first practice on August 20th. Head Coach Nick Bannon is eager to start his sixth season with some key runners returning. They will participate in seven XC invitationals this fall. The XC team is looking forward to participating and competing with other Deaf schools for the National XC Deaf Prep at the Indiana School for the Deaf campus on September 29th.

The Middle School Football camp will start tomorrow for one week, August 13th to 18th. Coach Daniel Skipper will return for the 2nd year as the middle school tackle football coach. He is very much looking forward to working with players this season. Their first game is on Thursday, August 30th at TSD.

Middle School Coaches
Cross Country - TBA
5/6th Flag Football - Wesley Diaz
7/8th Tackle Football - Daniel Skipper
7/8th Volleyball Blue Team - Luda Mounty-Weinstock
7/8th Volleyball White Team - Tara Holaday
5/6th Volleyball Blue Team - Bethany Borsotti
5/6th Volleyball White Team - Lydia Bradley

High School Fall Sports Coaches
Cheerleading - Daniella Reyna
Cross Country - Nick Bannon
Varsity Volleyball - RJ Kaufman
Junior Varsity Volleyball - Janna Oshman
Varsity Football - John Moore Jr.
Junior Varsity Football - Bill Jacobs

Special Olympics of Texas Coaches
Swimming: Otis Kellam
Golf: Brandon Babineaux
Bocce: Vincent DiMare
Bowling: Stephen Kuhns
Bowling: Dee Mills
Flag Football: Stephen Kuhns
Flag Football: Caroline Terrant

For more information about the TSD Rangers sports schedule, please visit

Contributed by John Moore Jr., Information/Operations Coordinator.

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