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School for the Deaf coach, players win National DeafDigest sports awards

Thursday, December 05, 2019

SULPHUR, Okla. – National Deafdigest Sports has named Angie Shelby, Oklahoma School for the Deaf volleyball coach, as 2019 coach of the year.

The organization selected Shelby, who graduated from OSD in 1999, as the top division 2 coach for all schools for the deaf in the nation.

“I’m humbled to be named coach of the year,” Shelby said. “I could not take all credit because I feel strongly that my Assistant Coach Caroline Evans and Student Assistant Coach Isaiah Holt are the huge help with the program.”

Deafdigest Sports also recognized three OSD football players with All-American honors: Tyler Manek from Tulsa; Jose Salas, Tulsa; and K.J. Lokeijak, Ponca City.

April Pennel from Tulsa earned DeafDigest Sports’ All-American honors for volleyball.

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Portrait of Angie Shelby

National DeafDigest named Oklahoma School for the Deaf’s Coach Angie Shelby.

3 male football planers and one female volleyball players in uniform with sports balls
Four Oklahoma School for the Deaf students were recognized as American-Americans by National DeafDigest (1st row from left) : K.J. Lokeijak and Jose Salas; (2nd row from left) April Pennel and Tyler Manek.


For more information contact

Jody Harlan, DRS Communications Director
cell 405-203-1318 office 405-951-3473

Last Modified on Jan 28, 2021
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