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Sponsors: Senators Rose, Grooms, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Gregory, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams
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Introduced in the Senate on February 8, 2012
Adopted by the Senate on February 8, 2012
Summary: Coach John McKissick Week
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Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/8/2012 Senate Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 4)
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TO DECLARE THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13-19, 2012, AS COACH JOHN MCKISSICK WEEK IN HONOR OF BEING NAMED THE DON SHULA NFL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR.
Whereas, Summerville High School Athletic Director and football coach John McKissick has been named the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year; and
Whereas, Dorchester County, the Town of Summerville, and Dorchester School District Two are declaring the week of February 13-19, 2012, as "Coach John McKissick Week"; and
Whereas, Coach McKissick, who has more coaching victories under his belt than any other football coach at any level, was announced as the winner of the prestigious award at a press conference held at the NFL Motorola Super Bowl Media Center in Indianapolis; and
Whereas, former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history, presented the award; and
Whereas, Coach McKissick, who recently completed his 60th season as the head football coach for Summerville High School, was nominated for the award by the Carolina Panthers; and
Whereas, created in 2010, the award honors exemplary high school football coaches who display the integrity, achievement, and leadership demonstrated by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula; and
Whereas, Coach McKissick, who has compiled a career record at Summerville of 594-143-13, winning 10 state championships along the way, was in attendance as an NFL guest at the Super Bowl XLVI game on Sunday, February 5, 2012; and
Whereas, each finalist for the award received a $2,500 cash award and a $5,000 grant for their high school football program. As the national Shula Award recipient, Coach McKissick received a $10,000 cash award and a $15,000 grant; and
Whereas, the selection panel for the award included some NFL heavyweights, as well as recognizable personalities from other walks of life. Panel members included Shula, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Tony Dungy, John Madden, Art Shell, IBM Board Chairman Sam Palmisano, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Senate is grateful for the pride and recognition that Coach McKissick has brought to his school, to his community, and to our great State. Now, therefore
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate, by this resolution, declare the week of February 13-19, 2012, as Coach John McKissick Week in South Carolina in honor of being named the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Coach John McKissick and Summerville High School.
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