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File #: 170340    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/6/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/6/2017
Title: Recognizing, Honoring, and Congratulating Dawn Staley, coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks for winning the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature17034000.pdf
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4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
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Recognizing, Honoring, and Congratulating Dawn Staley, coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks for winning the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

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WHEREAS, Dawn Staley, a native of North Philadelphia having grown up in the Raymond Rosen projects near 23rd and Diamond and attending Murrell Dobbins Technical High School, was born on May 4, 1970, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Clarence and Estelle Staley; and

WHEREAS, As a high school senior, Coach Staley was named the USA Today's National High School Player of the year in 1988, during her final season at Philadelphia's Murrell Dobbins Technical High School, which eventually retired her jersey as the result of her outstanding basketball career; and

WHEREAS, Coach Staley decide to attend the University of Virginia ("UVA") in Charlottesville, Virginia. There, she achieved a multitude of successes including being named Sports Illustrated Player of the Year (1991); Honda-Broderick Cup Award for Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year (1991) and three-time Kodak All-American (1990, 1991, 1992) leading UVA to three trips to the NCAA Final Four and one NCAA National Championship game appearance in 1991, after which she was named NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player; and

WHEREAS, Her list of accomplishments also include five Olympic Gold Medals, induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2013, and recently being picked by USA Basketball to coach the women's national basketball team through 2020; and

WHEREAS, In 2000, Coach Staley was named head coach of Temple University's women's basketball program, where she credits the late Dave O'Brien, Athletic Director at Temple, for coaxing her into coaching. There she coached the Owls to six NCAA tournament appearances, winning four Atlantic 10 titles along the way. She became the fastest coach in women's basketball history to win 100 games; and

WHEREAS, In 2008, Coach Staley began coaching at the U...

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