Girls Basketball Coaches

2015-16 School Year

Jessica Smirl
Head Coach

Jessica Smirl has been the head coach of the Girls’ Varsity Basketball program since 2008. Her teams have made it to the Mason-Dixon Championships every year except one, winning the title in 2011 and 2013. The 2011 year was one of the best in school history with the team earning the title of Team of the Year by both DeafDigest Sports and the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA). Smirl was also named Coach of the Year by both organizations.

Gina Gannon
Assistant Coach

Gina Gannon is in her first year coaching the Lady Dragons. She previously coached the Deaf Elementary Girl’s Youth League. Gannon played basketball for Nease High School, graduating in 2007. She began working at FSDB in 2013 after receiving her Masters in Deaf Education from the University of North Florida. Gannon is currently a First Grade Teacher in the Deaf Elementary.

Yvonne Samuels
Middle School Coach

Evaynna Young
Varsity Manager

Natalie Merced
Middle School Manager


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