The Mason-Dixon Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association
History

The first Annual Boys' Mason-Dixon Basketball Tournament was held at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, Virginia, on March 6-7, 1953. The game results & team coaches of the first tournament were as follows:

1st Round
Virginia 48 - South Carolina 39
North Carolina 38 - Alabama 36
Kentucky 57 - Kendall 52
2nd Round
Florida 43 - Virginia 36
North Carolina 52 - Kentucky 47
Losers' Bracket
Alabama 36 - Kendall 35
Alabama 67 - South Carolina 66
Final Round
Virginia 53 - Kentucky 31
North Carolina 36 - Florida 35
Order of Finish
1st Place: North Carolina
2nd Place: Florida
3rd Place: Virginia
4th Place: Alabama
Team Coaches
Alabama: Harry L. Baynes
Florida: McCay Vernon
Kendall: Robert Anderson
Kentucky: Claude B. Hoffmeyer
North Carolina: E. Carl Barber
South Carolina: Jim Hudson
Virginia. T.C. Lewellyn

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