Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Our 73er, Ron Stern: Basketball Player 1969-1973

Copied from Gallaudet Athletic website dated November 18, 2011

Bison Legacy: Ronald and Brendan Stern

The Gallaudet University Athletics Department debuts a new series titled “Bison Legacy” that will spotlight legacy families that have a lineage to Gallaudet athletics. We want to spotlight current Bison student-athletes and/or coaches and one of their family members that participated in Gallaudet athletics before them.
"There have been generations of families sending family members here to Gallaudet for college. For some of those families, sports play a role during their time at Gallaudet. We wanted to create a feature to help spotlight the proud connection many GU families have with athletics," said Gallaudet Athletic Director Michael Weinstock.

Ron Stern: 1969-73
Our inaugural edition features Ronald and Brendan Stern. Ronald a proud graduate of Gallaudet University played men’s basketball at Kendall Green from 1969-73. He later served as Athletic Director at Gallaudet from 1989-90. Ronald has served as superintendent of the New Mexico School for the Deaf since 2000, and was previously director of instruction at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont for 10 years. He has a B.A. in sociology from Gallaudet, an M.A. in special education from California State University at Northridge. His son Brendan is the current Gallaudet women’s basketball head coach. Brendan played men’s basketball at Gallaudet from 2002-06 where he was a three-time team captain and graduated in May 2006. Brendan has been teaching American Politics at Gallaudet University for the past four years.

"We are excited to debut this new quarterly feature, Bison Legacy," said Gallaudet Sports Information Director Sam Atkinson. "This is a great opportunity to catch-up with former Bison greats as they reflect on their playing careers here and their joy of seeing their son or daughter playing/coaching for Gallaudet now."

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