NORLHA BASKETBALL 2019
Year of the Earth Pig

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Norlha Men’s Team
ཕོ

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Korchan Jyap འཁོར་ཆེན་སྐྱབས།

Nomad, brother is a basketball-playing monk at local Monastery, from the White Horse clan

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Gonlo མགོན་པོ་སྐྱབས།

One of the best weavers at Norlha, father of 3, from the Golden Stone clan

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Gathap དཀའ་ཐུབ།

Nomad, from the Golden Stone clan

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Dugya Bum འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་འབུམ།

Full-time player, former Norlha Dyer, model, father of 2, wife Lhamo Tso plays on women’s team, brother is a basketball-playing monk at Ritoma Monastery, from the Golden Stone clan

Dunkar Jyap སྒྲོལ་དཀར་སྐྱབས།

Nomad, grandfather and older sister work at Norlha, from the Black River clan

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Jamwhol འཇམ་དཔལ།

Norlha jacquard weaver, father of 2, wife Jamyang Dolma plays on the women’s team, from the Horse’s Saddle Clan

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Lumko ཀླུམ་གོ།

Nomad, from the White Horse clan

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Chuchon Jyap ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྐྱབས།

Full-time player at Norlha, father of 2, from the White Horse clan

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Dorjee Tsering རྡོ་རྗེ་ཚེ་རིང་།

Team Manager, wife Tsering Kyi plays on the women’s team, married into the village from a nearby region called Jone

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Lhamo ལྷ་མོ།

Nomad, father of 2, from the Rock Valley clan

Norlha Women’s Team
མོ

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Lhamo Tso ལྷ་མོ་འཚོ།

Tailor at Norlha, Mother of 2, from the Old Winter clan

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Tsering Kyi ཚེ་རིང་སྐྱིད།

Tailor at Norlha, family owns a local restaurant and store, from the Old Winter clan

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Tangzi Kyi ཏིང་འཛིན་སྐྱིད།

Tailor at Norlha, Mother of 1, from the Rock Valley clan

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Tangzi Tso རྟ་མགྲིན་འཚོ།

Showroom Assistant at Norlha, from the White Horse clan

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Jamyang Dolma འཇམ་དབྱངས་སྒྲོལ་མ།

Tailor and model at Norlha, Mother of 2, Husband plays on Men’s Team, from the Horse’s Saddle clan

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Wema Thar པདྨ་ཐར།

Housekeeper and Model at Norlha, from the Old Winter clan

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Wandi Tso བནྡེ་འཚོ།

E-Commerce Assistant at Norlha, Mother of 2, XX Clan

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Coaches & Management

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Head Coach: Willard “Bill” Johnson

Norlha E-Commerce Manager, lives in the main sub-village - Village of Nuns - in Ritoma

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General Manager: Jampa བྱམས་པ།

Norlha’s Sourcing Manager, Poet, from the Golden Stone clan


Board of Directors


Monastic Advisors

Aku Dawo Gyamtso ཟླ་འོད་རྒྱ་མཚོ།
Aku Sonam Takba བསོད་ནམས་གྲགས་པ།
Aku Shirip Gyamtso ཤེས་རབ་རྒྱ་མཚོ།


International Partners


International Alumni: Past Volunteer Coaches, Visiting Players & Tour Participants

Abby Bartolotta - WNBA draftee, Team USA, Gatorade National High School Player of the Year, Duke University
Jimmy Bartolotta - Overseas Pro, Division III National Player of the Year, MIT
Emily Becklund - USA
Cece Black - Seattle Sonics Wheelchair Basketball
Paul Burkard - MIT
Rochelle Coleman - Overseas Pro, PeacePlayers, Syracuse University
Mike Cristina - MIT
Beverly Cristina - USA
Steve DeGruccio - USA
Will Dickson - MIT
Tim Donegan - MIT
Jackson Dunn - Australia
Isaac Eger - USA
Carly Fromdahl - Seattle University
Corey Garvey - USA
Allana Gerhardt - QBL, Australia
Kendall George - USA
Ashley Graham - Overseas Pro, Guinness World Record Holder (Most Free-Throws in a Minute), Santa Clara University
Andrew Greenblatt - Swarthmore College
Howard Haggett - USA
Mary Haggett - USA
Steve Hawes - NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Seattle Supersonics), University of Washington

Skyler Hicks - USA
Aleisha Howey - QBL, Australia
Jamie Karraker - MIT
Mike Kentz - Georgetown University Club Team
Emily Latham - United Kingdom
Louie Lazar - USA
Jeff Lehman - USA
Dennis Levene - MIT
Brittany Lyte - USA
Tayla Marks - Australia
Dylan Moss - Australia
Alana Nichols - 3-time Gold Medal Paralympian, Team USA Wheelchair Basketball
Britt Noel - USA
Brad O’Brien - SBL, Australia
Garry O’Brien - Australia
Samm O’Brien - Australia
Wendy O’Brien - Australia
Alana Pols - Australia
Slobodan Radoman - Montenegro
Nick Sather - MIT
Maya Shyangtan - Nepal National Team
Andrew Taylor - USA
Ethan Timmins-Schiffman - Williams College
Kevin Van Witt - USA
Sondra Zemansky - USA