"Do you know what you're getting yourself into?"
A friend posed the question in September 2007, when Kevin Cook accepted the head-coaching job at Gallaudet (D.C.) University. A man of diverse basketball experience, Cook thought he was ready for the challenge of coaching a struggling Division III women's basketball team at the world's only all-deaf college.
But when only seven players showed up at the first practice with a coach who didn't yet know sign language, Cook realized ...
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