Michael Weinstock is in his 11th year as the Athletic Director at Gallaudet University. Weinstock oversees GU's 14 varsity athletic programs and one club program in addition to the Bison Intramural Programs. Weinstock had been the coordinator of Athletics, P.E., Recreation, and Intramural Programs for 11 years at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD). Prior to that position he was the assistant athletics director/intramurals coordinator at MSSD for 12 years. Weinstock is a 1976 graduate of MSSD and a 1981 alumnus of Gallaudet, where he lettered in basketball for four years. He went on to earn his master's degree from Gallaudet in 1994.
During his time at MSSD, Weinstock was very active in the "M" Booster Club and helped increase donations, sponsorships, and support for the organization. In 2000, he founded the Clerc Classic boys and girls basketball and cheerleading tournament, which had top teams from the nation's deaf schools competing for the national title. He has coached a number of middle school, high school, and college-level sports teams for the past 26 years. Under his tenure as coach, the girls' and boys' basketball teams won numerous National Deaf Prep championships --16 of them while he was athletic director. He coached the girls' softball team, which also earned special national recognition. Silent News honored Weinstock as Coach of the Year in boys basketball, girls basketball, football, and girls softball. In 1997 he coached the U.S.A. women's basketball team, which won a gold medal at the Deaf World Games in Denmark. He was also the director of the U.S.A. Team Development at the 2001 Summer Deaflympics in Italy. Weinstock has stated that one of his proudest moments was being selected as Coach of the Month by ESPN.com in 2000. Coaching has been a big part of Weinstock's professional career and he is also pleased that a number of staff who worked for him throughout the years have become athletic directors at deaf schools across the nation.
Weinstock looks forward to working with the Gallaudet community and will be committed to ensuring the integrity of all athletic programming and in bringing them to a higher level of standards, competitiveness, and recognition. One of his main priorities will be to focus on academic issues for student-athletes and to foster increased collaborative efforts between all athletic programs and faculty.
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