USA Deaf Basketball is reporting today that Doug Mader died early this morning.
An Indianapolis, Indiana native, Doug Mader served on USA Deaf Basketball’s Executive Committee as a representative of the CADB region. He held that position for several years, and was part of the organization’s governance structure for over a decade.
Mader helped organize the national championships twice in his home town. He also coached the team from Greater Indianapolis Deaf Club, helping them win a pair of Division 2 championships.
Carl Denney of USA Deaf Basketball said of the news of Mader’s passing, “He was a tough-ass and hard-head but he was our bulldog here in Indy, chasing what was right, in his viewpoint. He was loved and will be sorely missed by the people of Indianapolis.”