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USABA Updates

Tom Parrigin, USABA Hall of Fame Member, Passes Away

Thomas “Tom” Parrigin, Jr., a member of the USABA Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and retired USA Goalball Men’s National Team coach, passed away on January 12 at the age of 83. His tenure as a USA coach spanned five Paralympics from 1992 to 2008. Coach Parrigin taught at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) from 1968 to 2001 and introduced the sport of goalball to the school in the 1980s. He founded the Florida Association of Blind Athletes in 1977, the Florida Youth Goalball Invitational Tournament in 1988, and the National High School Goalball…  Read More

USABA Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class


The United States Association of Blind Athletes is pleased to announce the members of the Class of 2020 who will be inducted into the USABA Hall of Fame. This year’s class is comprised of three athletes, one team, a coach and a special contributor, and were selected from a pool of nominations received during the open nominating period, and decided upon by the USABA Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The 2020 inductee list includes athletes Cody Colchado (powerlifting), Patti Egensteiner (athletics) and Tim Willis (distance running), the 2008 U.S. Women’s Paralympic Goalball Team, coach Angelo Montagnino and special contributor Dan…  Read More

New Board of Directors Named for USABA


(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce its new board of directors, which includes seven new appointees and three returning board members. Prodigy Search, a national leader in executive recruitment, helped to lead the search process for the board member positions. The 10-member board of directors is made up of five at-large directors, two independent directors, two goalball athlete directors and one constituent director. The at-large board directors are as follows: Chair Mark Ackermann (Freehold, N.J.), Vice-Chair Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning (Pendleton, S.C.), Treasurer Gary Remensnyder (St. Augustine, Fla.), Secretary Amy Wasson…  Read More

USABA Named Winner of 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Sports Award

COLORADO SPRINGS (October 4, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes has been selected as one of five 2020 winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award from a pool of 270 applicants. The winners receive a $25,000 cash award and were honored at a virtual ceremony on October 4 aired live on the RWJF Facebook page. The award recognizes and honors those in sport who display an innovative and collaborative approach to making their communities a healthier place to live. This includes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports as a platform to…  Read More

USABA Names Molly Quinn as New Chief Executive Officer

COLORADO SPRINGS (July 28, 2020) –The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce the addition of Molly Quinn as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Quinn comes to USABA with over 20 years of progressive experience in sales, sports marketing, and philanthropy.  Prodigy Search, a national executive search firm, conducted the broad-scale recruitment process for the new hire. In her new role at USABA, Quinn will work with the board, staff, members, and other stakeholders to develop, implement, and achieve a new strategic plan to increase membership, expand programs, and develop new revenue streams among other…  Read More

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